Mr. Ishaq Kyei-Brobbey Lecturer at the Kumasi Technical University (KTU) has questioned why Member of Parliament (MP) Bolgatanga East Constituency Dr. Dominic Ayine will repeat the same mistake he was nearly jailed for.
During the 2020 Election Petition at the Supreme Court, the Former Deputy Attorney General was cited for contempt after Dr. Ayine said specifically that the judges had a “predetermined agenda” against former President John Dramani Mahama who filed the petition.
Dr Ayine said he did not understand why the court dismissed Mr Mahama’s application to reopen his case to enable him to subpoena the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs. Jean Adukwei Mensa, who was the Returning Officer of the December 7, 2020, Presidential Election.
The Supreme Court took judicial notice of his comment, cited him for contempt and subsequently summoned him for the quasi-criminal process.
Following that, the Supreme Court ordered that Dr Dominic Akuritinga Ayine should purge himself of contempt by rendering an unqualified apology and a retraction following his public comment deemed ‘scandalous of the court’ in the pending 2020 presidential election petition.
Speaking on Kumasi-based Wontumi TV monitored by MyNewsGh.com, the Lecturer wondered why the lawmaker will repeat the same comments that nearly landed him in trouble.
“Dr. Ayine made the same comments during the Election Petition at the Supreme Court and later apologized for the contemptuous comments. If they were right why did he not stand by those comments but rather decided to apologize? The comments are not different from what he made that is landed in trouble…the same person conflicting himself. Why did the NDC not support him when he first made those comments? After the ruling he went on a different platform to make the same comments when he as a seasoned lawyer should know better”, he noted.
According to him, Dr. Ayine must defend his actions before the General Legal Council urging him as a legal practitioner to help protect the laws of the country and not denigrate the judicial system in the country.