Lawyer Atta Akyea, a member of the legal team defending the embattled Member of Parliament for Assin North, Kennedy Agyapong, has warned the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) party not to play to the gallery when it comes to legal issues.
According to him, leading members of the governing party have a penchant of mounting campaign platforms screaming ?we will jail them? as if they have no broader understanding of the law.
In the run-up to the 2008 general elections and afterwards, the Mills-Mahama administration levelled series of corruption allegations against officials of the erstwhile Kufuor administration, and even promised to prosecute them.
But that promise to score victory at the law courts seems to be a mirage as it again suffered another jolt last week.
Indeed, the NDCs legal team has been tongue-lashed on several occasions for presenting half-baked facts and committing elementary legal errors, the latest being the Kennedy Agyapong saga.
Hon Agyapong?s arrest, detention and eventual appearance before a lower court with no jurisdiction to try treason cases raised the political temperature, especially after some observers regarded the developments as politically motivated.
On Thursday April 19, the NPP firebrand was granted bail by two different judges as the prosecution vacillated over the charge preferred against him.
The bail dealt a devastating blow to the NDC, especially as it was followed by an acquittal and discharge of Mr. Osei Adjei, a former Foreign Affairs Minister who was battling an Indian rice case.