A Research Fellow with the History and Politics Department of the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana, Dr. Michael Kpessa Whyte, has been summoned by the Supreme Court over a statement he made in regards to the court.
In a Twitter post shared by the lecturer on May 19, 2023, he stated that the Supreme Court is gradually becoming a stupid court.
“They have succeeded in turning the Supreme Court into a stupid court. Common sense is now a scarce 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,’’ he wrote in the tweet sighted by 1Family Radio.
Although the basis of his statement is yet to be known, Dr. Kpessa clarified in another tweet that his remark was not in reference to Ghana’s judiciary. He stated that his statement focused on developments elsewhere, including the US.
However, in reaction to his initial statement, the Supreme Court has summoned him to present a just cause as to why he shouldn’t be held in contempt for allegedly denigrating the highest court of Ghana.