Who say man no dey, as we say here in Ghana. Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, the leaking chamber pot, has finally met his match. His oratory and lack of self control, which I have said that he is orally fixated, is being recognized by the highest court of the land.
Finally, the Sir of junk, aka sir John, has got his wish and heart desire granted by the Supreme Court.
On the 25th day of June, 2013, Kwawdo Owusu Afriyie crossed the line of no return. This was after he went ballistic on Oman FM, accusing the Justices of the Supreme Court, especially the presiding judge of being biased.
I can’t wait to see him in his very best element when he appears before the court on Wednesday. We shall see if he will also be hailed as a hero like his fellow party member, Kenneth Agyei Kuranchie, Managing Editor of the Daily Searchlight at the end of the day and where his heroism ended him.
Below is what Sir John is purpoted to have said on Oman FM.
General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwadwo Owusu-Afriyie, popularly referred to as Sir John, has said the Supreme Court Judges’ reaction in respect of public comments on the proceedings in the ongoing Presidential Election Petition is an attempt to cow people from expressing themselves.
Sir John indicated that the conduct of the Supreme Court Judges in the infamous Sammy Awuku encounter is appalling and must be condemned.
Sir John made the comments during an interview which was re-played on Radio Gold’s Alhaji and Alhaji news analysis programme during a panel discussion on contemptuous and unethical comments about the on-going election petition hearing.
Awuku was invited by the Supreme Court on June 19 for saying that the Judges were hypocritical and selective in their views about contemptuous publications.
The Court had earlier complained about misrepresentation of facts in the election petition proceedings on numerous media and cited a Daily Guide publication as an example.
When Awuku appeared before the court, he apologised but was still punished with a ban from the court for the rest of the trial.
But Sir John was unimpressed. He said he has heard President John Mahama make comments which are clearly contemptuous but the Judges are yet to point to his comments as contempt, much less to invite him, like they did to Sammy Awuku.
He also questioned the Judges’ rationale for reading or listening to commentaries in the media, and admonished them to learn from the UK’s House of Lords, who according to him closed their eyes and ears on media commentaries about cases they preside over.
In an emotional voice, he charged the Judges to concentrate on adjudicating the election petition case before them based on the evidence alone.
Angry Sir John went on further with his sharp criticism of the Judges’ conduct when he said they are gentle when dealing with Counsel for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Tsatsu Tsikata, but they are hard on Philip Addison, Counsel for the Petitioners.
He charged Justice William Atuguba, president of the panel of Judges hearing the Petition to be careful with his actions.
Following these comments, he was given an honorable mention on a beautiful Monday morning, by the Presiding Judge, to shore up his popularity; unfortunately he was let loose as they were pressing matters to deal with.
But my uncle’s sins have got up with him, as the Justices won’t let the matter rest, they have finally dragged him to answer for his sins.
Is it that the shoe Sir John is wearing is too big for him? How it is possible for this thing called a General Secretary to threaten the Supreme Court judges with death baffles me.
Because this is the same position B. J Da Rocha, Dan Botwe and Nana Ohene Ntow occupied. How the NPP could make such a grievous mistake, of selecting an educated illiterate as their scribe, baffles me and every right thinking person. Is the NPP short of honourable men and women to lead the party?
The biggest mistake the party have ever made in it history is to select this ignoramus, followed by the election of Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo, to lead the party in both the 2008 and 2012 elections.
Leadership really has great effects.
I will never have believed it if I was told in the past that the NPP has degenerate to such hellish levels.
Rustic Sir John has since the start of this presidential petition hearing been pouring a great deal of rubbish on radio in the hope of being recognized, consequently compelling some members of the bar to call for a media blackout on him.
Unfortunately, such calls were viciously rebuffed by the same sir John and his allies in the media, particularly Asempa, OKAY and Oman FMs, particularly Oman Fm where professionalism have been thrown to the dogs.
An army of lions led by a sheep will be defeated by an army of sheep led by a lion.
The voices of reason should arise in the NPP. When you keep your silence, you will die with the chaff.
Hopeson Adorye’s buffoonery and an anonymous nincompoop too has earned him an enviable call to the Supreme Court. He now has the opportunity, a rare one at that to become more popular. After all that is his life-long wish.
What makes these people think this country is theirs and so everybody must answer to them, you cannot eat your cake and still have it, you went to court and now everybody must support their call.
Maybe all of us are afraid of them, but the Justices of the Supreme Court, who represent the conscious of this country, are not.
Mr. Ardoyeh and Sir John have gotten a call up to the Black Stars. How they perform will determine whether we qualify for the World Cup or not.
Often in this country non-entities unleash crude insults and unintelligent diatribe at redoubtable persons who have over many years made great names for themselves and have brought accolade to the country through their hard work, talent and abilities.
I think the very mention of Sir John’s name in court has putting the fear of God in him. I will plead with the eminent Justices to temper justice with mercy, as his actions and utterances are now worthy of emulation and that of a General Secretary of a major political party.
We are all human and are bound to make mistakes. Sir John has eating humble pie and I appeal to the sensibilities of the Judges to spare him any embarrassment.