Gabby Asare Ochere-Darko has described as “empty substance”, a writ filed by a former Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Francis Kpegah, accusing Nana Akufo-Addo of impersonation.
Mr. Ochere Darko says Justice Kpegah’s claim against the NPP’s 2012 flagbearer could be an attempt to attract recognition from President John Mahama for a possible appointment as a “Deputy Minister”.
Former Supreme Court Judge, Justice Francis Kpegah is suing the NPP flagbearer for holding himself out as a lawyer when evidence available to him from sources such as the General Legal Council proves otherwise.
The writ filed on March 18, 2013, also indicted former President Kufuor for appointing Nana Akufo-Addo as Attorney General who doubled as the leader of the Ghana Bar Association.
Justice Kpegah claimed Nana Akufo-Addo was never called to the Ghana Bar but “rather one W.E.D Akufo-Addo – who was called to the middle temple in the United Kingdom on the 22nd of July, 1971 and on the roll of lawyers in Ghana as No.1190.
Speaking on Newsfile however, Mr. Ochere Darko who is also the Executive Director of pro-NPP think tank, Danquah Institute, revealed Nana Akufo-Addo was called to the Bar the same day as Justice William Atuguba, a Justice at the Supreme Court presently.
“William Atugubah and Akufo-Addo were called the same day; he should go and ask him,” Mr. Ochere Darko said.
Meanwhile, Managing Editor for the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baaku has described the writ as “a comic relief to ease stress of ongoing power and water crisis as well as labour unrest in the country.
Mr. Baako cautioned Justice Kpegah against risking the “fine reputation he has built after a long service at the Bar”.
“But for the fact that it had to do with “somebody’s integrity, it will be of no issue. Silence is the best cure for this kind of mischief’ …Let those who doubt he [Akufo-Addo] was not the William, should produce that William.
“This case should be thrown out of the window, it is a waste of time,” Kweku Baako yelled.