A deputy Attorney General, Mr. Godfred Yeboah-Dame has labeled the lead counsel of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Tstatsu Tsikata’s conduct at the Supreme Court on Thursday regarding the case of the largest opposition party wanting a review of the earlier ruling that persons with a birth certificate cannot register in the ongoing voter registration exercise, as awkward and very unbecoming of a senior lawyer like him.
Tsikata who substituted Edudzi Temakloe as the lead counsel for the case failed to file his submission to the apex court when the case was called on Thursday July 30, 2020.
The political party NDC was demanding a review of the Supreme Court’s earlier ruling that bars people with birth certificate from registering in the voter registration exercise.
Mr Tsikata contended that the Electoral Commission filed its processes late [30 July 2020], depriving him of time to study the document.
But Mr Yeboah-Dame said if there is anyone or person disadvantage or short-changed then it was the Attorney General and the Electoral Commissioner.
“What happened in court and the kind of conduct engaged by the counsel of the NDC [Tstatsu Tsikata] was very awkward and very much unbecoming of a person who is a senior at the bar”, he expressed unhappiness on an Accra-based Radio station monitored by MyNewsGh.com.
“In terms of the rules of the course, a person who is supposed to respond to such a motion has 14 days within which to respond. So clearly, if there is any person who has been shortchanged or any person who has been disadvantaged in terms of the application of the rules, it was the respondents that is the Attorney General and the Electoral Commissioner”, he stressed.