Dr. Dominic Ayine, a former Deputy Attorney General, has replied the Chief Justice in an eleven-page letter in which he says that he stayed within the bounds of fair and temperate speech in his views on the 2020 election petition judgment when he spoke on a CDD- Ghana platform.
Dominic Ayine has been in the news in the past weeks because the Chief Justice dragged him to the Disciplinary Committee of the Gener Legal Council for making statements likely to tarnish the integrity of the Judiciary.
In a letter addressed to the Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee of the General Legal Council, the Chief Justice accused Dr. Ayine of stating that “the Supreme Court’s failure to apply the rules of procedures as well as the consistent and continuous dismissal of the petitioners’ applications or reliefs were the basis of his assertion.”
However, Mr. Ayine in an eleven-paged response insisted that his comments did not attack the reputation of the justices who sat on the election petition case.
His response comes in the wake of calls by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the Chief Justice to withdraw his petition to the General Legal Council.
The party insists the petition is an attempt by the Chief Justice to “intimidate and suppress views that are at variance with his.”
Even though the Disciplinary Committee of the Council is yet to hear the petition, the NDC believes the petition is an attack on freedom of speech.