A failed National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary aspirant for Shai-Osu Doku, Dr. Michael Kpessa-Whyte, has been hauled before the Supreme Court over a tweet on the Assin North election ruling.
In the tweet on Friday, 19 May 2023, Dr. Kpessa-Whyte said: “They have succeeded in turning a Supreme Court into a Stupid Court. Commonsense is now a scare commodity.”
Readers would recall the Supreme Court declared the election of Mr. James Gyakye Quayson of the Assin North constituency as unconstitutional.
The Research Fellow with the History and Politics Section at the Institute of African Studies (IAS) noted in his tweet: “A major element in the death of democracies is partisanship in the delivery of justice.”
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“Our judges need lessons in political philosophy and ethics,” he added.
A few days after that tweet, Dr. Kpessa-Whyte tweeted again to delink his tweet from Ghana’s Supreme Court following some prompts.
He said: “Thanks to all who have asked questions about my May 19th, 2023 tweet. For the avoidance of doubt, I follow judicial decisions in many countries, so, the said tweet cannot be pinned to Ghana. It has more to do with developments elsewhere including the US. We live in a global village.”
The Supreme Court, by a unanimous decision, ordered parliament to expunge the name of Mr. Gyakye Quayson from the role of MPs.