JAMES GYAKYE QUAYSON AND THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION OF GHANA
I begin this judgment with a quotation from Nelson Mandela, Ex South African President at the inauguration of the Constitutional Court on 14th February 1995 as follows:
"We expect you to stand on guard not only against direct assault on the principles of the Constitution, but against insidious corrosion".
Again, let me refer to the relevant portion of the introduction to the judgment of the South African Constitutional Court dated 29th June 2021 wherein the Constitutional Court convicted and sentenced Jacob Zuma, a former President of that country for contempt of Court as follows:
"It is indeed the lofty and lonely work of the Judiciary, impervious to public commentary and political rhetoric, to uphold, protect and apply the Constitution and the law at any and all costs. The corollary duty borne by all members of South African society-lawyers, lay people and politicians alike is to respect and abide by the law, and court orders issued in terms of it, beca…