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Sammy Gyamfi ‘takes’ Egyapa Mercer to law school

The National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi, slammed the Deputy Minister of Energy, Andrew Egyapa Mercer, on live TV, over accusations the deputy minister made against him.

Egyapa Mercer, during Tuesday, June 1, 2023, edition of the Good Morning Ghana programme on Metro TV, said that the NDC Communications Officer has been bastardizing the Supreme Court with comments he has made on the court’s judgment on the former Member of Parliament for Assin North, James Gyakye Quayson.

“You sit where, and if I make reference to bastardizing the court, and I didn’t say that Gyakye Quayson has done so, but you sitting here have done exactly that.

“You say (Gyakye Quayson is) a victim of injustice by the court of this country; how so? Was it a kangaroo process… decision doesn’t make sense is an opinion?” he said.

But Sammy Gyamfi, who was the co-panelist on the show, said that Egyapa Mercer was wrongly accusing him.

According to him, all the previous comments he made about the Supreme Court’s rulings are allowed and are constantly used by lawyers and judges in courts.

“He says I have bastardized the court because I say the court has done injustice to Gyakye Quayson. That is bastardizing of the court, is that what we were taught in the law school?

“What is the meaning of travesty of justice? When lawyers stand on their feet in court of appeals, challenging the decision of courts below and they describe rulings of the court as ‘travesty of justice’, does that amount to the bastardization of the court,” he said.

Gyamfi also accused Egyapa, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Sekondi, of putting words in his mouth.

“And now he is saying that I said the decision of the court is senseless. You people, you can lie, oh! On this very platform, you’re lying. Have I used the word senseless… I said the decision of the court in the Assin North (case) does not make sense in light of the rules and the facts.

“What is wrong with that? Haven’t you heard lawyers and judges describing court decisions as absurd? Do you know the meaning of absurd? You have not heard judges and lawyers describe decisions as unreasonable?” he asked.

He added that the deputy energy minister, who has practiced law for years, has decided to engage in mischief because of politics.

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