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The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has jumped to the defence of the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Godfred Dame Yeboah, stating that Mr Dame will not resign based on the alleged audio recording released by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).

According to the NPP, the alleged recording of a telephone conversation between Mr Dame and the third accused person, Richard Jakpa, in the ambulance purchase trial is the latest ploy to get the A-G to discontinue the prosecution of the Minority Leader, Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson.

During court proceedings on Thursday, May 23, 2024, Mr Jakpa alleged that the Attorney-General has been engaging him severally to help him implicate Dr Ato Forson in his testimony.

“The A-G has on several occasions engaged me at odd hours to help him make a case against A1 [Ato Forson] and I have evidence for that.. If he pushes me, I will open the Pandora’s box. I don’t understand why the A-G will accuse me of defending A1 [Ato Forson] when I’m here to defend myself,” Jakpa fumed in open court.


Addressing a counter-press conference in response to the NDC on Tuesday, May 28, the party’s Chairman of Legal and Constitutional Committee, Frank Davies, told the press that the A-G remains focused and resolute in prosecuting the case.


“The latest allegation by Richard Jakpa, the 3rd accused and an associate of Cassiel Ato Forson in this botched Ambulance procurement transaction, is therefore only a further ploy, contrived to curtail the prosecution of Ato Forson and smear the Attorney-General’s integrity and reputation.

“But this would also not see the light of day as we believe firmly that public officials, regardless of social standing must be equally accountable for their use of public resources. Needless to say that the law is no respecter of persons.”


“Ladies and Gentlemen, if it is the firm belief of the NDC and Ato Forson that no loss had occasioned the state from his conduct, then they should remain faithful to our judicial system and cease these malicious orchestrations targeted at bastardising our judicial system prevent him from standing trial to conclusion.”

Furthermore, the NPP indicated that the calls for the resignation of the Attorney General is “misplaced, unwarranted and this would not put any spokes in the prosecution of Cassiel Ato Forson and his associates.”

“Also, coming from the NDC the call for the Attorney General to resign is very very rich. The AG would not resign and would continue to remain witty, resolute and focused in the delivery of his work,” Frank Davies emphasised.