Kufuor Condemns Sir John’s Attack On Atuguba
Former president John Agyekum Kufuor has described as appropriate, the Supreme Court’s reprimand of his party’s General Secretary Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie for attacking the president of the nine-member Bench hearing the election petition case.
Kufuor said on Monday that Sir John, as the General Secretary is popularly known deserved the punishment handed on him by the Court.
Sir John and fellow party Communicator Hopeson Adorye were fined Ghc5,000 and Ghc2,000 respectively for criminal contempt in connection with the election petition hearing.
Sir John had accused Justice William Atuguba of bias and also used words, considered uncomplimentary by the Court, to describe Mr. Atuguba.
Adorye on the other hand was punished for threatening to decapitate supporters of the governing National Democratic Congress if the Court ruled in favour of President John Mahama.
The Court chose not to impose custodial sentences on the two Contemnors for various reasons but harshly reprimanded them for their comments.
Party Stalwart and founding member Dr. Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe has called for the resignation of Sir John in the aftermath of the debacle.
Mr. Kufuor, who is a member of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) says Sir John’s fate will be decided this week.
He told Adom TV’s Badwam programme that the party’s Steering Committee is expected to set a date for the NEC meeting on Monday toward that end.