Member of Parliament for the North Tongu Constituency, Sam Okudzeto Ablakwa, has termed the Attorney General’s resignationfrom the Board of Trustees of the National Cathedral as a Pontius Pilate resignation after he published a letter to that effect this morning.
In a Twitter post, Ablakwa revealed that the Attorney General, Godfred Yeboah Dame, had resigned from his position as Secretary to the Executive Council of the National Cathedral silently in January 2023 without bringing it to the public’s attention.
This follows an erroneous critique he made over the Attorney General’s failure to resign from his position as Secretary to the National Cathedral after the court dismissed Rev. Victor Kusi Boateng’s defamation suit against him, hence claiming it to be criminal and demanding justice.He termed the failure to prosecute Rev. Victor Kusi Boateng “selective justice” in his prior tweets yesterday.
However, the facts he has published this morning stand to be the opposite of what he published yesterday, which created the impression that the Attorney General had not resigned from his position on the National Cathedral Board and was questioning his conscience as the Minister of Justice and Attorney General.
Ablakwa tweeted this morning that new documents he has in possession prove that on January 16, 2023, the Attorney General resigned as Secretary from the National Cathedral and was replaced on March 16 by Sena Chartered Secretaries Ltd.
“Newly intercepted documents reveal that on January 19, 2023 — Ghana’s Attorney General, Godfred Yeboah Dame nicodemusly resigned from his role as Secretary to the Executive Council of the scandal-dominated “National” Cathedral of Ghana.He was subsequently replaced on March 16,which ” he tweeted.
He further stated that the resignation of the Attorney General was a “smart move” to escape the controversies that had arisen in connection with the project and created the insinuation that his involvement in the affairs of the cathedral was limited.
In the documents attached to his tweet was the resignation letter of the Attorney General dated January 1, 2023, stating that he is resigning as Secretary to the Executive Council of the National Cathedral due to his limited involvement and the demands of his office as a minister of Justice.
Ablakwa also attached a copy of the notice of appointment of a new Secretary signed by the former Chairman of the Church of Pentecost and the incumbent Chairperson of the National Cathedral, Apostle Prof. Opolu Onyinah and Rev. Dr. Joyce Rosalind Aryee.
A Business management consultancy and sister company of Sam Okudzeto & Associates was appointed as the new Secretary to the National Cathedral per Section 188(J) of the Companies ACT. 2019 (ACT 992).
In the final thread of his tweets, he wrote, “Only time will tell if Dame’s apparent Pontius Pilate resignation will absolve him of all liabilities on judgment day.For God and Country.Ghana First 🇬🇭”.
Sam Okudzeto Ablakwa was cleared by the Human Rights Court for the second time after it dismissed a defamation suit against him by Rev. Victor Kusi Boateng and awarded damages of GH 100,000.
The court interpreted that the two identities, Rev. Victor Kusi Boateng and Kwame Adu Gyamfi, did not inadvertently mean two different names but were two separate identities.