Kpessa-Whyte Apologizes to Supreme Court Over Their Nature of Ruling Against NDC Member of Parliament

I hope you also heard that Dr. Michael Kpessa-Whyte apologizes to Supreme Court. Dr. Michael Kpessa-Whyte parliamentary hopeful of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and a lecturer at the University of Ghana, has issued an apology for his derogatory comments towards the Supreme Court. This follows a recent Twitter post where he referred to the court as a “Stupid Court,” expressing remorse for his words.

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In his tweet, Dr. Kpessa-Whyte also criticized the perceived partisanship and lack of common sense within Ghana’s judiciary. His remarks came shortly after the Supreme Court ordered the removal of NDC MP James Gyakye Quayson’s name from Parliament’s records due to procedural breaches during his nomination and election in 2020.

The Supreme Court subsequently summoned Dr. Kpessa-Whyte to explain why he should not be held in contempt for his disrespectful remarks about the country’s highest judicial body. In response, Dr. Kpessa-Whyte released a statement clarifying that he did not intend to denigrate the Supreme Court and offer an unreserved apology.

He emphasized that he had no motive to slander the court and acknowledged the potential distress his tweets may have caused the Chief Justice, the Supreme Court, and the entire judiciary.

“Please allow me to state categorically that I have no reason to disparage our Supreme Court, and I hereby sincerely apologize unreservedly for any pain and discomfort my tweets may have caused the entire judiciary and supreme court,” Dr. Kpessa-Whyte said in his statement. I hereby withdraw the disputed tweet, which has now been entirely erased. I humbly ask for pardon.

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Attached to his statement was the full text of his apology and retraction

In the statement, Dr. Kpessa-Whyte explained that his tweet, sent on May 19, 2023, at 9:59 am, was inspired by insights from a book he had read, focusing on the US Supreme Court’s role and recent discussions about expanding the number of justices. He clarified that he had no knowledge of the Supreme Court’s decision regarding the Assin North matter at the time of his tweet, despite media associations made between the two.

Dr. Kpessa-Whyte expressed deep respect and admiration for the Supreme Court of Ghana, emphasizing that his tweet was not intended to scandalize or denigrate the revered institution. He acknowledged that he should have exercised better judgment in his choice of words and took full responsibility for the consequences of his actions.

The apology aims to address the concerns raised by the Supreme Court, which sought to preserve its dignity and reputation. Dr. Kpessa-Whyte’s statement reflects his genuine regret and desire to make amends for the impact his remarks may have had on the court and its members.

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