Saviour Kudze, the GBA’s public relations officer, has voiced reservations with certain of President Akufo-Addo’s remarks made during the annual bar conference in Cape Coast.
This comes after former president John Dramani Mahama was criticized by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for recent remarks alleging that the judiciary was filled with judges who were affiliated with the New Patriotic Party (NPP) while speaking at the Ghana Bar Association’s Annual Bar Conference in Cape Coast.
The president characterized the former president’s remarks as seriously detrimental to the nation’s growth.
He highlighted that someone of Mahama’s status should not be making such things.
Kudze took issue with the president’s demand for people to vote against Mahama based on his words, despite the fact that he acknowledged that President Mahama’s remarks had previously been criticized by several persons and groups.
“President Akufo-Addo even though he said former president Mahama didn’t do well and all that, I admit but the only aspect I had a little concern about is going ahead to urge people to vote against him on that.
“I don’t think that it was proper for him to use that platform for that,” he said.
According to him, it was not appropriate for President Akufo-Addo to use the platform of the Bar Conference to make such a political statement.
“This is because, concerning what President Mahama said many more people have already done it, the Ghana Bar Association has also done that, but to go ahead to say that because of what he said people should more or less vote against him, to me amounts to doing some political campaign on our platform which is not acceptable,” he added.