I Am Not Afraid To Go To Prison – Ablakwa

The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has stated he is not worried of going to jail.

The lawmaker called Rev. Kusi Boateng, Secretary to the Board of the National Cathedral, out in a post on Thursday for attempting to get him imprisoned.

“A country where parliamentarians carrying out their constitutional oversight mandate become victims of state sponsored harassment, strange court injunctions and judicial threats of imprisonment even as double identity charlatans are protected and pampered is definitely a nation in the dark abyss, he wrote on Facebook.

Let the cowardly forces of tyranny be told that I am not one to be frightened with imprisonment.

I am ever ready to be a political prisoner of conscience than to be coerced and compromised into a behind the scenes deal with the corrosive enemies of the Republic.”

He named historical individuals who had preached that Justice and Truth cannot be imprisoned, including Nkrumah, Rawlings, Mandela, Kenyatta, Sisulu, Tutu, Gandhi, King, and Lula da Silva.

Ablakwa further thanked the ranking and file of the National Democratic Congress for the enormous support given to him to do his parliamentary work.

“I wish to express heartfelt appreciation and profound gratitude for the overwhelming solidarity and words of encouragement I have received since the series of cathedral exposés in the pursuit of my constitutional mandate of oversight, and in the face of the current fascist machinations to use the judiciary and other state institutions to silence and intimidate me.

Reverend Victor Kusi Boateng, the National Cathedral of Ghana’s secretary to the board of trustees, submitted a request asking the court to imprison Mr. Ablakwa for his actions.

On Friday, February 3, the MP kicked a writ that was supposed to be delivered to him by a court bailiff.

When the bailiff approached him at the forecourt of Accra-based Metro TV to deliver Rev Kusi Boateng’s writ, he pretended to be on his way to Parliament.

The writ was to restrain the lawmaker from further making pronouncements on the clergyman’s case of double identity because the matter was before the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ).

The latest motion is to draw the attention of the court over a possible contempt case against the lawmaker.

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