New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Berekum East Constituency Dr Kwabena Twum-Nuamah says Justice Francis Kpegah, who recently sued NPP’s Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the courts for impersonation, may be suffering from senile dementia.
Senile dementia is a disease that affects people in their old age.
According to Dr Twum-Nuamah, Justice Kpegah’s age may be having a toll on him.
He, therefore, advised that the former Supreme Court judge, who acted as Chief Justice at a point in time, would have to be “seen” by a doctor.
The Berekum East MP was speaking on TV3’s weekend news analysis programme Headlines on Saturday, March 23, 2013.
“Nana Addo has been visible in this country for God knows how many years now, and for someone to say he is not a lawyer, the person needs to be gotten closer to,” the medical practitioner said.
He noted it is not the Supreme Court which even determines who is a lawyer.
“It is the General Legal Council that determines who is a lawyer,” he added.
National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP for Cape Coast South Constituency George Kwaku Rickett-Hagan described Justice Kpegah’s suit as “nonsense”, adding it may be to lighten the political tension in the country.
“He [Nana Addo] is a lawyer. I think it is mischievous. It is just to lighten the political atmosphere,” he said.
According to him, the issue has come up before and has been clarified, so he saw no need for the country to give it time.