Prof. Michael Kpessa-Whyte, a lecturer at the University of Ghana and former parliamentary aspirant of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has provided an explanation for a tweet he shared, which referred to the Supreme Court as a “Stupid Court.”
The tweet, posted on May 29, 2023, expressed his concerns about the overall state of the judiciary, accusing it of displaying partisanship and a lack of common sense.
“They have succeeded in turning a Supreme Court into a Stupid Court. Commonsense is now a scare commodity. A major element in the death of democracies is partisanship in the delivery of justice. Our judges need lessons in political philosophy and ethics. Time will tell !” the tweet read.
A few days later, the academic and politician took to Twitter again to address the responses he had received regarding his previous tweet, which seemed to connect it to the Ghanaian judiciary.
In his initial clarification tweet, he stated: “Thanks to all who have asked questions about my May 19th 2023 tweet. For the avoidance of doubt I follow judicial decisions in many countries and so the said tweet cannot be pinned to Ghana. It has more to with developments elsewhere including the US. We live in a global village.”
“Folks, a number of you have called to express concerns about my safety following my recent tweets. I want to make it clear that NONE of my recent tweets about judicial decisions are in reference to Ghana’s judiciary. My focus currently is on developments elsewhere outside Ghana,” he further stated.
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