A failed parliamentary candidate aspirant of the National Democratic Congress, Dr. Michael Kpessa-Whyte has apologised for making denigrating remarks about the Supreme Court.
According to the lecturer, he did not intend to “insult” the apex court when he wrote on social media that the court was being turned into a stupid court.
In a press statement he issued on Thursday, May 25, Dr. Kpessa-Whyte thus issued an unqualified apology to the judiciary.
“Sincerely, the tweet was not done with the intent to scandalize, or denigrate a revered institution such as the Supreme Court of Ghana for which I have tremendous amount of respect and admiration.”
“These are consequences I never intended, although I do accept responsibility that, I could have exercised better judgment in my choice of words.”
“Please permit me to state unequivocally that I have no reason to slander our Supreme Court, and I hereby sincerely apologize unreservedly for any pain and discomfort my tweets may have caused the Chief Justice, the Supreme Court and the entire judiciary.”
“I hereby retract the tweet in question; accordingly, the tweet has been deleted completely and I pray for forgiveness,” excerpts of his statement said.
The lecturer’s tweet, along with others, were in response to the Supreme Court’s directive for Parliament to remove the name of NDC MP James Gyakye Quayson from its records due to procedural breaches during his nomination and election in 2020.
The Supreme Court has summoned him to explain why he should not be held in contempt of the court.