- Former chief justice, Goergina Wood, has said that she was nearly pushed out of office by people in the NDC administration of the late president John Evans Atta Mills
- At at church event to celebrate her 70th birthday on Thursday, she said only the prayers and support of family and friends saw her through that trying period
- Madam Wood also called on people in authority to let the Lord guide them in everything that they do.
The recently-retired chief justice, Georgina Wood, has said that she was nearly forced out of office during the National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration of the late former president John Evans Atta Mills.
Madam Wood retired on Wednesday after over 20 years of service to the nation.
President Nana Akufo-Addo has already appointed Sophia Akuffo as her replacement.
YEN.com.gh can report that at a thanksgiving service to celebrate her 70th birthday at her Assemblies of God Church in Accra on Thursday, Madam Wood said she that came under severe pressure from elements within the NDC to quit her job.
She said it was only prayers and support from family and friends that gave her the fortitude to continue in her job.
Madam Wood singled out Justice Dotse for praise, saying that he been very supportive of her over the years.
“Each single one of you added value to my life. You’re the people who gave me hope and helped us to succeed… that is why I don’t forget Justice Dotse. He has stood by me and has received some of the beatings through no fault of his except he was helping to do God’s work,” she said, according to a report by starrfmonline.com.
The former chief justice also expressed gratitude to her husband and other relatives for their immense support.
She offered words of advice to people in positions of authority, saying that the time they needed the Lord most was when they were elevated.
Madam Wood said getting close to Jesus at such a period would enable the Lord to "guide and shepherd" them through their responsibilities.
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