Sammy Awuku Tape And Otumfuo Petition Allegation: What The NPP Must Add To The Call On Cj For Investigation
Sonetco Institute applauds the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for calling on the Chief Justice, Madam Georgina Theodora Wood, to conduct investigation into an allegation which was found on the alleged tape of Hon. Victoria Hammah, the dismissed deputy Minister of Communications.
We strongly believe the NPP?s call on the Chief Justice was to clear all uncertainties and doubts that might be agitating the minds of people that can make the public lose confidence in the judiciary, and also uproot the cankerous menace of corruption currently and hurriedly gaining grounds in all spheres of our body politics like wild fire.
Like it was quoted in the letter signed by Mr. John Owusu Afriyie, General Secretary of the NPP that according to Madam Victoria Hammah ?I learnt even before the verdict, Nana( Oye Lithur) was with the judges and all that. You don’t know the role she played for us to win the court case”.
Sonetco Institute is of the firm conviction that in the spirit of fairness and in order to unearth all the supposed mysterious surrounding the novel election petition verdict, it would be more than prudent and proper for a responsible party like NPP to also add the allegations of Otumfuo to have brokered a deal for president John D. Mahama to have the 9 justices to rule in his favor during the verdict of the election petition as was reported by a yet to be clearly identified one online news portal, the New Free Press.
We followed how the King of the Ashantis, who is one of our nobles across Africa got severe bashing from the NPP and its followers to the extent that party in a ?Chinese style of admonishment? issued a statement pregnant with questionable ?clauses? to warn the public from dragging the name of the most revered Chief into the mud.
Ghanaians were witnesses to how dyed-in-a wool ?warlords? of the NPP like George Nii Okaitye of Chicago USA, AKossua Citizen Vigilante, Alhassan Kumawu, among others went gaga on Otumfuo. We still await the National Media Commission to respond to the Otumfuo complaint lodged with it.
Considering the swiftness with which the NPP called on the CJ, We at Sonetco Institute, entreat the NPP to exhibit same candidness to ask for an investigation into revelations on the famous alleged Sammy Awuku tape where he was heard in a meeting in UK to have assured supporters of NPP not to fear for the petition since the party were courting the 9 Justices.
It is of public knowledge that Sammy Awuku sued Radio Gold, Alhassan Suhuyini and others for publishing it but later had withdrew the case after the Supreme Court verdict for reasons yet to be clearly established. So as we speak, Sammy Awuku has not denied or confirmed it was his voice. This single act caused lots of disaffection for the judiciary among followers of NPP as the verdict did not go their way. It was so obvious per comments that came after the verdict suggesting it was not fair. This single act threw lots of mud at judiciary and must (with emphasis) be equally investigated.
The call by the NPP on the CJ if factored with the two allegations as mentioned above will aid us all to put this election petition verdict and its viral gossips behind and solidify the confident we have in our judiciary and the recognition it has earned across the globe.
We reiterate that, if indeed, the NPP is poised on the CJ investigating the alleged revelations by Madam Victoria Hammah, then they must accordingly ensure all the allegations; right from from Victoria Hammah through to the New Free Press allegation on Otumfuo and Sammy Awuku? petition tape must all be looked into.
Let us all help bring sanity and sanctity to our cherished judiciary. The politics of convenience must not blind our political actors to take lopsided positions.
Eric E. Essel ? 0244381797
Kwasi Dawood ? 0246399412
Robert Ahiabenu ? 0242357975
[Administrators]; SONETCO Institute.
Issued in Accra,?Sunday 10 November, 2013.
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