Member of Parliament (MP) for Ablekuma West Constituency Ursula Owusu says the lead counsel of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the election petition currently being heard at the Supreme Court, Tsatsu Tsikata, has failed to uphold standards of the learned profession.
The former President of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), Ghana said imputing ill-motive to a witness in the witness box smacks of dragging the name of the profession in the mud.
Speaking to our court correspondent on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, Ursula Owusu, who was attending session in the Supreme Court only for her second time, stated that Mr Tsatsu Tsikata’s standing as a lawyer does not warrant such attitude.
“He taught me. He is a senior lawyer,” she noted.
“It is a little offensive,” she said of Mr Tsikata’s style of cross-examination.
“For a lawyer of his standing to use such words…it is weird.”
The former Vice President of the Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF) commended Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, noting that: “He has been an exceptional witness”.