By Anthony Kyei
A top-notch legal practitioner, Lawyer Maurice Ampaw, has urged the Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG), Dr Ernest Addison, not to apologise for describing the #OccupyBoG protestors as hooligans due to their indecent behaviour during their demonstration.
Speaking on Kumasi-based “Wontumi TV/Radio” on Sunday, Lawyer Ampaw said the Minority Members of Parliament (MPs) did not behave like legislators, as they hurled decency to the dogs and rather indulged in insults and chants. He asserted that they could have used parliamentary procedures to address their issue.
Dr.Ernest Addison, Governor- BOG
According to him, the use of the word ‘hooligans’ by Dr Addison to describe the demonstrators was appropriate. He indicated that their conduct on the day was tantamount to that of hooligans. He, therefore, urged Dr Addison not to apologise to them.
Lawyer Maurice Ampaw
“I don’t understand why the NDC MPs are peeved for being described as hooligans. They used harsher words to describe Dr Addison and the President. For instance, they described them as criminals,” he pointed out.
The outspoken lawyer strongly condemned the conduct of Francis-Xavier Sosu, the MP for the Madina Constituency, who used unprintable words to insult Dr Addison. He added that the MP was intoxicated due to the demonstration.
Also, he bemoaned the seeming culture of insults among many Ghanaians and castigated personalities such as Kelvin Taylor, A-Plus and Captain Smart for consistently attacking the Akufo-Addo administration with insults.
Lawyer Ampaw commended Dr Addison for using the resources of the central bank to prevent the Ghanaian economy from collapsing during the period of the COVID-19 pandemic.