The Ghana Bar Association (GBA) has criticized Madina Member of Parliament, Francis Xavier Sosu over his comments against judge.
Sosu warned judges against being partisan along political lines. He said the judges who become political in the line of their work will be treated as politicians.
Speaking to TV3 during the ‘Yen Tua’ demonstration on Thursday February 10, Sosu who is standing trial in court for unlawful blockade of road and destruction of public property after he led some constituents in Danfa on Monday, October 25, 2021 to demonstrate against their bad roads, said “I am begging you, if you make yourself a political judge, you will be treated as a political judge.
“What it means is that when you become partisan as a judge remember that your tenure of office as a judge will run with the political party that you favour. Let that be clear because political power is very transient, positions are not possessions so people will come, people will go,” he said.
But in a statemnet reacting to his comment, the GBA said “The GBA finds this assertion by Francis Xavier Sosu Esq. very unprofessional , unfortunate, irresponsible, and distasteful and same smacks of deep-seated ignorance , as the tenure of a judge per the construction, 1992, and other relevant laws is never in any way whatsoever tied to the tenure of the political regime under which judges are appointed.
Attached is the statement by the GBA