Ghana’s immediate past Chief Justice Georgina Wood is being urged to thank God for not being asked to resign by the erstwhile Mills-Mahama administration before her time.
According to first vice chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, they had the power to sack Mrs. Wood but “tolerated her” when in power.
His comment is in reaction to Justice Georgina Wood’s claim that she almost threw in the towel during the late Prof. John Evans Atta Mills administration.
The former Chief Justice during an emotional Thanksgiving Service to celebrate her 70th birthday on June 8, 2017 at the Ringway Assemblies of God in Accra, she revealed that, elements in the former Atta Mills government put pressure on her to resign but she managed to succeed in office due to prayer and supplication from relatives and colleagues such as Justice Jones Dotse.
“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” she added
Mrs Wood who bowed out from office Wednesday, after over two decades with the Judicial Service said she has been sailing on stormy waters over the last decade, and it took close associates and God to keep her afloat.
In a rebuttal, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Thursday expressed shock at the comments of Mrs. Georgina Wood.
“She should thank God we tolerated her and allowed her to work till her retirement” he stated.
The NDC vice chairman said they did not behave like the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) which he claimed had forced the Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Common Funds Administrator and others out of office.
Mr. Ofosu Ampofo said the former Chief Justice should rather commend the NDC for working with her.