The Opposition National Democratic Congress has clashed with the Judicial Service says, they have no right or authority to threaten anyone, much less the Media, for performing their constitutionally mandated duties.
The National Executive Committee (NEC) of NDC after its meeting today Monday, 1st March, 2021 has issued a statement stating that, there are clear procedures laid out in the laws of the country for dealing with specific infractions of media ethics and laws.
“NEC noted with alarm, the letter written on behalf of the Judicial Service of Ghana through its lawyers, Sory@Law to some media houses which sought to censor their duty to hold public institutions, including the courts, accountable for their actions.” The statement said.
“We note that the letter from the Judicial Service seeks to limit the right to free speech and press freedom to mere praise singing of the Judiciary, even in the face of several unjust rulings from the apex Court.”
The statement which was issued by the General Secretary of the Party Mr. Johnson Asiedu-Nketiah said, they find the letter from the Judicial Service an affront to free speech and press freedom which threatens the pillars of democracy that the people of Ghana have nurtured over the years. “We condemn it in no uncertain terms and call on the Judicial Service to withdraw same without delay, as a sign of respect for the democratic culture of free speech and press freedom.” NEC cautioned.