Sosu fires back at GBA, says they created false impression

Madina lawmaker Francis Xavier-Sosu has said the leadership of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA) misunderstood the statement he made against judges.

Therefore, he said the GBA is creating a false impression regarding the impression.

The GBA had earlier criticized Sosu for his comments against judges.

Sosu had warned judges against being partisan along political lines. He said the judges who become political in the line of their work will be treated as politicians.

Speaking to TV3 during the ‘Yen Tua’ demonstration on Thursday, February 10, Sosu who is standing trial in court for unlawful blockade of road and destruction of public property after he led some constituents in Danfa on Monday, October 25, 2021, to demonstrate against their bad roads, said “I am begging you, if you make yourself a political judge, you will be treated as a political judge.

“What it means is that when you become partisan as a judge remember that your tenure of office as a judge will run with the political party that you favour. Let that be clear because political power is very transient, positions are not possessions so people will come, people will go,” he said.GBA-STATEMENT-ON-FRANCIS-X.-SOSU-INTERVI_14022022111320Download

But in a statement reacting to his comment, the GBA said “The GBA finds this assertion by Francis Xavier Sosu Esq. very unprofessional, unfortunate, irresponsible, and distasteful and same smacks of deep-seated ignorance, as the tenure of a judge per the construction, 1992, and other relevant laws is never in any way whatsoever tied to the tenure of the political regime under which judges are appointed.

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Responding to the GBA’s statement, Sosu said “Very respectfully, the leadership of the GBA have sort to create a false impression by their misguided release asserting that judges will lose their jobs when the party that appointed them loses power. This rather reflects the leadership’s misunderstanding of the statement I made.”

By Laud Nartey||Ghana