It’s getting confrontational between the Judicial Service Staff of Ghana (JUSAG) and Kevin Taylor over how public discourse is managed on the going election petition filed by former President John Dramani Mahama.
Kevin Taylor who hosts a virtual current affairs show in the United States has retorted that JUSAG is attempting to suppress free speech with their press statement issue quite recently which had his name mentioned as one that needs to be dealt with.
The self-styled broadcast journalist felt JUSAG is rather being intimating and overstepping its boundaries.
He angrily stated that none of those comments or releases would silence him and the work he does.
On his ‘With All Due Respect’ show, Kevin Taylor stressed that the media is supposed to correct the ills and injustices in the system, adding that people’s opinions and criticisms of how the court handles a particular matter ought to be discussed.
He argued that it is the practice everywhere, and that shouldn’t be taken away from the Ghanaian people.
“It is my opinion. I don’t trust how the judges conduct themselves in court, especially in this case. The Supreme Court cannot continue to harass people. This can’t be contempt. You can intimidate me with that.”
On that note, he argued that no authority can cite him for contempt if he engages people’s thoughts on issues about a ruling or the conduct of the court. He insisted that JUSAG and other critics remain shut if they have nothing better to say.
“People that are to be held for contempt of. the court is walking free. Kennedy Agyapong and co are all there and yet they are being paid with our monies. JUSAG goes round and issues a press statement intimidating me with contempt? My friend shut up!”
He emphasized that his platform is without any restrictions and that he would employ the right means to get viewers and listeners the facts on what transpires in court and generally about the country.
“We will use this channel to take what belongs to us. If you don’t understand move away. This channel will not go anyway, and we will make sure people get the facts.”