Lawyer Nana Obiri Boahen of the NPP has described remarks by a senior law lecturer, Dr Rawmond Akongburo Atuguba as on the possible outcome of a suit filed by Abu Ramadan and Evans Nimako on expunging names of NHIS holders from the Voters Register as “unreasonable” and “dangerous”.
The law lecturer has predicted a Supreme Court ruling that could favour the stance espoused by the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Abu Ramadan/Evans Nimako Vrs EC case.
The former Executive Secretary at the Presidency opines that given the party that appointed them and the way they have voted on political issues, the judges will favour the plaintiffs, whose stance is strongly supported by the NPP.
“On issues of pure politics, and going by which party appointed them; the way they have historically voted on political issues; and their posture and voting pattern during the Election Petition Case of 2012; and in the case of a non-unanimous decision,”
“…the majority of the current panel of the Supreme Court will likely rule in favour of the stance preferred by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in this case and the minority for the stance of the National Democratic Congress (NDC),” Dr Atuguba wrote in an expository piece on Monday, June 27.
But commenting on the issue on NeatFM's Ghana Montie show, Deputy General Secretary of the NPP described his learned colleague's remarks as “dangerous” and a recipe for chaos.
“What is he trying to say? Even a first year student lawyer will not draw that conclusion. Sometimes you don’t understand what is wrong with these people,” he said.
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