The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is demanding an immediate and unconditional resignation or dismissal of Godfred Dame for bringing the high office of the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice into disrepute and public opprobrium.

According to the NDC, Mr. Dame is not fit to hold himself out as Attorney-General and Minister of Justice. He is also unfit to be the Leader of the Ghanaian Bar.

The NDC’s demands come after Richard Jakpa, the third defendant in the ambulance case, claimed during cross-examination that the Attorney General had been contacting him at unusual hours to obtain testimony against the Minority Leader, Ato Forson. This claim has been refuted by Mr. Dame.

Dr. Forson is currently facing legal action from the state for his alleged involvement in the procurement of defective ambulances for Ghana. He has been accused of causing financial loss to the state to the tune of €2.4 million.

The NDC, during a press conference in Accra on Tuesday, released a 16-minute audio recording as evidence supporting Mr. Jakpa’s claims in the ambulance case against the Minority Leader.

The National Chairman of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia addressing the media said considering the scandalous nature of this recording and other forms of evidence the party has put out, the Attorney General must be prosecuted for multiple violations of the laws of Ghana.

“We wish to make it clear that should President Akufo-Addo fail to prosecute him, a future NDC government will prosecute Godfred Dame for this heinous crime of fabrication of evidence.”

The party further called for “Commencement of disciplinary proceedings by the General Legal Council against Godfred Dame and his disbarment for conduct unbecoming of a lawyer and more importantly the leader of the Ghana Bar.

“A publicly-televised Parliamentary inquiry into this and other reports of judicial manipulations by GodfredDame with a view to censure Godfred Dame to prevent the recurrence of such judicial manipulations.”

The NDC party concluded that from the incontrovertible evidence adduced, the government has no evidence of wrongdoing against the Minority Leader but is only involved in fabrications to persecute him as retribution for his strong opposition to the economic mismanagement and general misrule of the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government.

The NDC accused Godfred Dame of bringing shame and disrepute to the honourable office of the Attorney-General with his criminal, devious and vicious conduct.

“He is a danger to fairness and justice in our judicial system and represents the lowest point in the history of persons who have occupied the hallowed office of Attorney-General and Minister of Justice.

“While we have pointed out many times that GodfredDame epitomises all that is inherently wrong in vesting both the office of the Attorney-General and the Minister of Justice in the same person, we believe that he has recklessly abused both offices and his continuous stay in office is no longer tenable,” the party added.