North Tongu Member of Parliament, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has responded to recent news that he has been cited for contempt of court after he kicked court documents in a viral video that started circulating last week.
The lawmaker had been dragged to the court by Kwabena Adu Gyamfi, alias Victor Kusi Boateng, whose court documents were kicked by Ablakwa after he sought a restraining order against the MP over recent pronouncements.
Ablakwa said he has received solidarity and encouragement from a number of people and groups in the wake of his recent exposés with respect to the National Cathedral project.
“A country where parliamentarians carrying out their constitutional oversight mandate become victims of state sponsored harassment, strange court injunctions and judicial threats of imprisonment even as double identity charlatans are protected and pampered is definitely a nation in the dark abyss.
“Let the cowardly forces of tyranny be told that I am not one to be frightened with imprisonment,” he added in a social media post dated February 9, 2023.
He stressed that he was “ready to be a political prisoner of conscience than to be coerced and compromised into a behind the scenes deal with the corrosive enemies of the Republic.”
He went on to cite a number of former prisoners of conscience including Jerry John Rawlings and Nelson Mandela who he said “have all taught us to overcome the fear of prison and be constantly of the indomitable belief that Truth and Justice cannot be imprisoned.”