Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko
Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, the Executive Director of the Danquah Institute has stated that the insincerity of Tastsu Tsikata, the lead counsel for the third respondent in the on-going Supreme Court case was put on display on Monday after being the ?loudest? on the adherence to ethical standards.
??You see, Tsatsu Tsikata was the loudest when the issue was raised, but twenty-five minutes later he was telling someone to shut-up. So do you see the hypocrisy in there? Philip could have replied Tsatsu, but he restrained himself, and I think that was good,? he noted.
According to him, ?When there is an objection in court, the other counsel would have to take his seat, but if you get up and say shut-up, in my view it is really bad. The person who was raising issues about timidity and who spoke more than anyone else and enjoyed the support of all, is the one who did that, so it makes you wonder?.
The Executive Director of the Danquah Institute said this on Asempa FM?s late afternoon current affairs program on Monday after the Supreme Court condemned him for describing the bench as timid, in connection with their decision regarding PNC?s Bernard Mornah case.
The Court on Tuesday April 30, 2013 ruled that certain aspects of the Constitutional Instrument (C.I.) 74 used to regulate the December 7 & 8, 2012 general elections were unconstitutional.
A seven-member panel chaired by Justice Julius Ansah unanimously held that sitting on holidays as well as weekends by the court as prescribed by C.I. 74 was inconsistent with the law and, therefore, unconstitutional.
However, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko maintained that he was surprised at the fact that the most vociferous in the matter and the one who advocated for the adherence for high ethical standards with regards to commentary and reportage on Court proceeding could tell a fellow lawyer to shat-up.
Tags: Election 2012 Petition, Tsatsu Tsikata