Six members of the Ghana Disability Forum have initiated a legal action against Franklin Jantuah, the last surviving member of Kwame Nkrumah’s cabinet, for “scandalous” statements he is said to have made against Convention People’s Party’s flagbearer Ivor Kobina Greenstreet.
Mr Jantuah is said to have questioned the ability of Mr Greenstreet to “walk the talk”, in the literal sense.
“If you have a CPP with a leader who is a cripple…I wonder how he is going to rule,” Mr Jantuah is quoted as saying.
Piqued by the comments, the Forum’s members including Johnson Mahama are seeking six reliefs from the Human Rights Court.
The plaintiffs namely Alex Tetteh, Francis Adjetey Sowah, Jonathan Agbesi, Kwame Afaglo, Johnson Mahama and Clement Hammond in their statement of writ accused Mr Jantuah of breaching not only the 1992 Constitution but also the Disability Act of 2006.
Among the reliefs being sought by the plaintiffs is an order to get Mr Jantuah retract his comments and consequently apologise to Mr Greenstreet.
By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana