Judges make mistakes, that’s why Court of Appeal is there – Afoko’s spokesman

Mr Afoko (left) interacting with his lawyer (Middle)
Mr Afoko says he intends to appeal the Monday judgement of the High Court

Suspended national chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Paul Afoko, says judges are human beings and thus fallible in the cases they adjudicate, hence his decision to appeal the High Court judgement that affirmed his suspension by the party.

The Accra High Court on Monday upheld the decision of the NPP’s National Executive Council that suspended Mr Afoko in October 2015 after it found no breaches of the party’s constitution as alleged by Mr Afoko.

Mr Afoko in his suit at the Court challenged the NEC’s decision on the basis that his suspension was procedurally wrong per the party’s constitution.

But the Court presided over by Justice Anthony Yeboah held otherwise. The Court held the procedure adopted in suspending Mr Afoko was fair, just and within the remit of the party’s constitution.

Notwithstanding, Mr Afoko who felt dissatisfied with the court’s decision has served notice he would appeal it after his legal team has carefully examine the 85-paged judgement.

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Speaking on 3FM’s morning show Sunrise, on Tuesday, Afoko’s spokesman, Nana Yaw Osei said though they have accepted the Court’s decision, they believe that once the judge is a human, he is prone to mistakes.

“Judges are human beings and can have it wrong sometimes that is why when you are dissatisfied, the avenue of the Court of Appeal is there to go and see if whatever is wrong, can be rectified” he told host of the show, Winston Amoah.

He explained that it was due to the possibility of legal errors on the part of judges that the appellate courts were established to offer remedy to aggrieved parties.

There have been cases where some people lose at the high court, win at the Court of Appeal and even at the Supreme Court, Mr Osei said, adding “I can assure you that nobody can take the right away from Mr. Afoko and he believes [that]”.

 By Nana Afrane Asante|3news.com|Ghana

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