Sophia Akuffo Replies Gabby Otchere-Darko: Former CJ Calls Gabby A "Disturbance"
- Former Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo has slammed NPP stalwart Gabby Otchere-Darko for criticising her decision to join protests by pensioner bondholders at the finance ministry
- The retired Chief Justice told the media at the finance ministry on February 14, 2023, that the founder of Danquah Institute was a mere disturbance
- She said Otchere-Darko's comments were of no value to her and her personal decisions
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Former Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo has responded to critical comments by Gabby Otchere-Darko over her decision to join protests against the controversial Domestic Debt Exchange (DDEP).
The experienced former member of the Supreme Court bench said the comments by the founder of Danquah Institute are useless and held no value to her person.
"People like that [Gabby Otchere-Darko] are not important to me or to my life. He is a disturbance," the retired legal luminary said during an interview with the media at the forecourt of the finance minister on Tuesday Februaryy, 14, 2023.
The Pensioners Bondholders Forum have been protesting since last week to demand the exclusion of their investments from controversy-ridden DDEP.
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What Gabby said about Justice Akuffo joining pensioner bondholders protests
NPP stalwart Gabby Otchere-Darko last Sunday expressed disappointment in the decision by former Chief Justice to join protests by pensioner bondholders.
The NPP stalwart said the retired member of the bench did not understand the issues before joining the protesters who are demanding the exclusion of their investments from the debt exchange.
In Otchere-Darko's view, the finance ministry or government was not forcing any individual bondholder to join the programme and felt the former Chief Justice should know better.
"For a former CJ to take up a noble cause such as she did but at such late hour when all was done and for all that publicity, she owed it to herself and her social standing to have understood the issues far better than what she exhibited last Friday. She is bigger than that," Otchere-Darko tweeted.
Sophia Akuffo joined hundreds to picket at the finance ministry
YEN.com.gh reported in an earlier story that former Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo joined tens of pensioner bondholders who have picketed at the finance ministry to demand their exclusion from the controversial domestic debt exchange programme.
The retired Chief Justice held a placard that read "we use our bond yields to pay our rents..." during the protest on Friday, February 10, 2023.
The unprecedented sighting of a former Chief Justice among protesters demonstrates that key stakeholders are against the domestic debt exchange programme.
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