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NDC Accuses Supreme Court of Bias Over Listing of Dafeamekpor Case Ahead of Anti-LGBTQ Bill Lawsuits

Their immediate concern stems from the recent hearings of an injunction filed by NDC MP Rockson Nelson Dafeamekpor against newly appointed ministers by President Akufo-Addo.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has raised concerns regarding what they perceive as bias in the Supreme Court’s handling of cases with political implications. They argue that the court has not been impartial in scheduling and adjudicating such cases.

Their immediate concern stems from the recent hearings of an injunction filed by NDC MP Rockson Nelson Dafeamekpor against newly appointed ministers by President Akufo-Addo. The lawsuit, initiated on March 18, targets the Speaker of Parliament and the Attorney General.

Prior to this, private legal practitioner Richard Dela Sky filed a case challenging the Human Sexual Rights and Family Values Bill, also known as the anti-gay bill, on March 5. However, while the case against the approval of new ministers is scheduled for today, no date has been set for Sky’s suit.

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In a press statement on Wednesday, March 27, NDC’s General Secretary, Fifi Fiavi Kwetey, criticized the Supreme Court’s actions, alleging that it’s aiding President Akufo-Addo to avoid signing the anti-gay bill.

“It’s quite apparent, that this is a ploy by the Chief Justice to fast-track the determination of the suit filed by Hon. Rockson Dafeamekpor, while the determination of the Richard Dela Sky suit is deliberately and unduly delayed, to enable the President to shelve the crucial Sexual Rights and Family Values Bill that has been passed by Parliament,” the statement said.

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The party further accused the Chief Justice, who is the head of the Judiciary of aligning with the government to delay the earlier suits.

“The arbitrary exercise of administrative discretion by the Chief Justice, particularly in the scheduling of cases in the Supreme Court, goes to fortify the high perception of bias on the part of the judiciary. Such judicial manipulations go to confirm the growing public perception that the current Chief Justice is a pliant accomplice and abettor of the misrule of the despotic Akufo-Addo/Bawumia/NPP government,” it said.

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