After former president John Dramani Mahama criticized his appointment to the judiciary at the 2023 Ghana Bar Association (GBA) Conference on September 11, 2023, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo did not back down and fired trolls in his direction.
President Akufo-Addo has come under fire from the GBA, who claim it was improper for him to utilize their platform to make political pronouncements.
Despite Mahama’s insistence that he is not involved in the Airbus scandal which made news headlines in 2020, Akufo-Addo suggested that he was the “Government Official One” label in the scandal.
He said Mahama’s suggestion of appointing NDC judges in order to ‘balance the bench’ is a danger to Ghana and a reason for the former president, “whom the first Special Prosecutor identified as Government Official No.1, in the still unresolved Airbus Bribery Scandal”, not to return to power.
Akufo-Addo mocked Mahama’s bid to return to power by referring to him as the “perennial NDC presidential candidate”.
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