Ghanaian based American investigative Journalist, self acclaimed anti-corruption campaigner and lifetime founder of the Loud Silence Media, Kelvin Ekow Taylor has joined the conversation concerning Mahama’s petition before the Supreme Court on the just ended presidential election. Kelvin Taylor has registered his disappointment over the proceedings after the Court dismissed all the applications filed by Mahama.
According to the bold Journalist, the Supreme Court is setting a bad precedent by making judgements that clearly contradicts the interests of the Ghanaian citizens. He asserts that, Mahama should remain resolute and continue to pursue the petition until justice is served.
This comment follows after the Supreme Court in a ruling unanimously dismissed an application filed by the Petitioner asking for a leave to amend a paragraph in his original statement and also extend the grounds for a review. The 9 Member Panel of Justices presided over by the Chief Justice Annin Yeboah voted against the application on grounds that it is irrelevant to the case before the Court.
However, it seems the ruling did not go down well with Kelvin Taylor who has expressed pessimism in the final judgement while averting that the final judgement has become obvious considering how the proceedings are done. He has advised Lead Counsel, Lawyer Tsatsu Tsikata to prove to the world how denigrated the Court has become.
Kelvin Taylor was one of the few Ghanaian Journalists who dedicated their shows to criticise the Akuffo Addo-led NPP government and campaign massively for Mahama in the lead up to the elections. It is therefore not surprising to recognise him as one with keen interest in the petition before the Court. Speaking on his televised With All Due Respect show last night, he sent this strong message to Mahama;
“NDC and Mahama should never withdraw from this case. They should go down to destroy the credibility of these people sitting up there because they are not working in the interests of Ghanaians but rather for Akuffo Addo. What happened at the Court was the worst thing ever in the history of Ghana.”