NDC Member of Parliament for North Tongu constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has said he is ever ready to be a political prisoner of conscience than to be coerced and compromised into a behind the scenes deal with the corrosive enemies of the Republic.
"Let the cowardly forces of tyranny be told that I am not one to be frightened with imprisonment," he said.
According to him a country where parliamentarians carrying out their constitutional oversight mandate become victims of state sponsored harassment, strange court injunctions and judicial threats of imprisonment even as double identity charlatans are protected and pampered is definitely a nation in the dark abyss.
"I wish to express heartfelt appreciation and profound gratitude for the overwhelming solidarity and words of encouragement I have received since the series of cathedral exposes in the pursuit of his constitutional mandate of oversight, and in the face of the current facist machinations to use the judiciary and other state institutions to silence and intimidate me," he posted on twitter Thursday morning.
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Jail Okudzeto Ablakwa for Contempt
Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the National Cathedral, Rev. Victor Kusi-Boateng aka Kwabena Adu Gyamfi in an application has asked the High Court to cite the North Tongu Member of Parliament (MP), Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa for contempt after he kicked a court writ on the ground upon service by bailiff.
According to him Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has brought the administration of justice and the authority of the law as well as the Honourable Court into disrepute and same ought to be punished by the Court by commitall to prison for contempt.
He says the court's action will protect the whole administration of justice and serve as a deterrent to others.
Minority condemns Rev. Kusi Boateng’s suit against Ablakwa
The Minority Caucus has condemned the suit filed against its Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa by Rev. Victor Kusi Boateng.
The Caucus described the suit as both shameful and a deliberate act to gag Ghanaians, especially Members of Parliament from carrying out their constitutional mandates.
But in a press statement issued by Minority Leader, Cassiel Ato Forson, the Minority saw the suit as cowardly and a desperate effort to stifle parliamentary scrutiny and pervert justice.
Okudzeto Ablakwa kicks court writ on the ground upon service by bailiff
North Tongu Member of Parliament (MP), Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa kicked away a writ filed against him by the Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the National Cathedral, Rev Victor Kusi-Boateng.
The order seeks to restrain him from making further public disclosures of the private information, documents, correspondence, communication and property belonging to the Applicant; and for such further order or orders as the Court deems fit.
He was served by a bailiff on Friday, February 3, 2023 on the premises of Metro Television after appearing on their morning show, Good Morning Ghana.
In the video, the legislator who was seen standing by his vehicle in the company of the bailiff, later entered the car in an attempt to drive off.
However, the bailiff dropped the document on the ground in his presence. This compelled Mr Ablakwa to get out of the car. He then kicked the document away from his vehicle and returned to his seat and drove off.
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