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Former Director of the Ghana School of Law (GSL), Kwaku Ansa-Asare, has said President Akufo-Addo would have sacked the Attorney-General (A-G), Godfred Yeboah Dame, if he respected the principles enshrined in the 1992 Constitution.

His statement is in reference to a leaked tape involving the A-G and one Richard Jakpa, an accused person in the ongoing ambulance trial.

Mr. Ansa-Asare, has therefore called on the public to initiate an impeachment process against the President if he fails to get Godfred Dame out of office.

The allegations against Mr. Dame, Ansa-Asare has averred, are not mere accusations but serious breaches of the Constitution which warrant disciplinary action.

According to him, allowing such breaches to go unpunished undermines the rule of law and erode public trust in the government.

He reminded the citizens of the right they wield in instituting an impeachment process against the President if he fails to do what gives honour to the rule of law.

“I said the President doesn’t have the moral right nor the political courage to do that. So, Ghanaians must remove him. We’re the people, if we say the President should remove him and he doesn’t, we will impeach the President, for not upholding the tenets of the Constitution.”

“This is not a mere allegation, for once let us stand up and defend the Constitution. He’s my son, I call him my son, I respect him, but that does not mean that if he finds himself in an infraction of the law, then we leave it at that, no,” he said on Citi TV Tuesday, May 28, 2024.

Dame-Jakpa brouhaha a ploy by NDC to curtail Ato Forson’s prosecution, smear A-G’s integrity & reputation – NPP

Richard Jakpa, the third defendant in the ongoing ambulance purchase trial alleged in court Thursday, May 23, 2024, that the Attorney-General had encouraged him to provide false testimony against Minority Leader, Dr Cassiel Ato Forson in the ongoing case.

The NDC, following the claims, released a 16-minute audio recording as evidence to support Mr. Jakpa’s allegations.

The recording purportedly captures a conversation between Godfred Dame and Jakpa, wherein Dame is alleged to have coached Jakpa on the statements to make in court, targeting Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson.

Chairman of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, at the press conference the party held Tuesday, May 28, explained that the tape depicted a coaching session aimed at influencing Jakpa’s court testimony.

However, in response to the NDC’s revelations, NPP legal practitioner Frank Davies addressed the press on the same day.

He argued that the tape contained repetitions, overlaps, and voice distortions, suggesting that the NDC had manipulated the alleged recording they presented.