The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has listed 12 names for the showdown of their petition to the Supreme Court. Below are the names and brief profile of the twelve (12) lawyers leading the NDC.
1. Lawyer Tsatsu Tsikata
2. Lawyer Nana Ato Dadzie
3. Lawyer Fui Tsikata
4. Lawyer Dominic Ayeni
5. Lawyer Tony Lithur
6. Lawyer Dr. Bassit Bamba
7. Lawyer Samuel Cudjoe
8. Lawyer Marietta Brew Appiah- Oppong
9. Lawyer Victor Kojoga Adawudu
10. Lawyer Edudzi Kudzo Tameklo
11. Lawyer Abraham Amaliba
12. Lawyer Dr. Rainer Akumperigya
Tsatsu Tsikata has served as counsel to a number of notable personalities over the years. These include Captain Kojo Tsikata, his cousin and Kofi Awoonor. During the era of the National Redemption Council/Supreme Military Council military regimes of Acheampong, he defended Samuel Okudjeto and William Ofori Atta who stood trial for political reasons. He was the lead Counsel for the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) in an electoral petition in Ghana.
Nana Ato Dadzie was a member of the Transition Team that implemented Ghana’s transition from the military regime of the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC) to the civilian, constitutional, democratic government of the Fourth Republic in 1993. As Chief of Staff to Ghana’s President, he chaired the outgoing National Democratic Congress (NDC) Government side of the 2001 Transition Team that oversaw the transfer of political power from the outgoing NDC Government to the incoming New Patriotic Party (NPP) Government. He was a member of the 2009 Transition Team that oversaw the transfer of political power from the outgoing NPP Government back to the incoming NDC Government.
In 2012, Nana Ato Dadzie was a member of the Legal Team of President John Dramani Mahama when his election as the President of the Sixth Government of the Fourth Republic was challenged in the Supreme Court by the defeated candidate in the elections, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the current President of the Seventh Government of the Fourth Republic of Ghana. President Mahama won the case and became the President of the Sixth Government of the Fourth Republic of Ghana.
Lawyer Fui Tsikata has served as counsel to a number of notable personalities over the years. These include Captain Kojo Tsikata, his cousin and Kofi Awoonor. During the era of the National Redemption Council/Supreme Military Council military regimes of Acheampong, he defended Samuel Okudjeto and William Ofori Atta who stood trial for political reasons. After the May 15 Uprising in 1979, he was counsel for Jerry Rawlings during the treason trial that came to an abrupt end when the SMC military government led by Fred Akuffo was overthrown on 4 June 1979. He was the lead Counsel for the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) in an electoral petition in Ghana.
Lawyer Dominic Ayenu has wide-ranging experience as a legal practitioner and consultant. He has consulted for the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Oxfam Great Britain, the Government of Ghana, the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) among others.
Dominic is a member of the Tariff Advisory Board (TAB) of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ghana, a body that advises the Minister of Trade and Industry on technical issues relating to trade contingency measures such as tariff review requests, safeguard measures, dumping and countervailing duty measures. He is also a member of the Ministerial Tender Review Board of the Ministry of Works, Housing and Water Resources.
Lawyer Tony Lithur has acted as transaction advisor on different projects, and routinely advises corporate clients on all aspects of their operations. He is a strong negotiator and provides advice on joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, start-ups and investments. He is an expert on the legal aspects of finance leasing, and has advised banks and other financial institutions on all aspects of their operations. Easily acknowledged as one of the foremost litigators in Ghana today, his strength lies in the sheer expanse and depth of his experience in legal practice.
Lawyer Dr. Bassit Bamba is one of the leading lawyers in Ghana whose opinions are widely sought after in both corporate and public sectors. With wide-ranging expertise and experience in commercial law, company law, arbitration, insolvency, criminal law, constitutional law, among others, Baasit has consulted for institutions such as World Bank, the Economic Community of West African States on the harmonization of business laws in West African countries, Ghana Attorney-General Department under its continuing legal education for State attorneys in the area of business law, and the Ghana Parliament. He has also been involved in precedent-setting cases before the Ghana Supreme Court.
He is a Lecturer in Criminal Law, Property and Contract Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana. At various times, he has taught Agricultural Law and Commercial Law at the College of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences, University of Ghana, and at the Accra City Campus of the University of Ghana.
Lawyer Samuel Cudjoe.
It takes much confidence and experience to be the lawyer of a client who has been slapped with allegations of corruption and whose name is all over the news for living a lavish lifestyle. In fact. Samuel Cudjoe is the lawyer we are talking about.
He currently is the lead counsel of the former CEO of Cocobod, Dr. Stephen Opuni. Although the attorney general has hinted the embattled Cocobod CEO could face up to 25 years in jail, Samuel’s main job is to ensure that his client never sees the face of jail.
Lawyer Marietta Brew Appiah- Oppong is a female legal practitioner and a former Attorney General of Ghana and Minister for Justice of Ghana. She was appointed by President Mahama in 2013. She is the second woman to hold this office in the country, the first being Mrs. Betty Mould-Iddrisu. Her tenure as Attorney General of Ghana ended on 6 January 2017. She was appointed to serve on the Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce from 1 July 2018 for a three-year term. She is Honorary Council Member of the Ghana Association of Restructuring and Insolvent Advisors (GARIA)
Lawyer Victor Kojoga Adawudu
Mr. Adawudu is a Senior Partner of Lords & Lords Practice Limited.
He started his legal practice with Awoonor Law Consultancy; a legal firm based in Accra under the tutelage of the late Ekow Nyamekye Awoonor who was a renowned and accomplished investment lawyer.
He started Lords & Lords Practice Limited in 2013 along Mr. Harvey and in the same year the company was invited by a team of lawyers to represent the President and National Democratic Congress in the famous election petition filed by Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia and the New Patriotic Party in December 2012.
Lawyer Abraham Amaliba has worked as a Legal and Programmes Officer at the Legal Resources Centre in Ghana and is currently a private Legal Practitioner with the Centre for Public Interest Law.
Mr. Abraham Amaliba is also a part time lecturer in some Ghanaian tertiary institutions including the University of Professional Studies, Valley View University and Maranatha University where he teaches the following subjects; business law, company law, administrative law, law relating to banking and logic.
Mr. Abraham Amaliba has co-ordinated a team of project officers at the Legal Resources Centre to execute and implement a European Union project under the theme “capacity building for effective civil society participation in local governance”. Under this project, he led a team that facilitated support to civil society organizations.
He has also worked as a Curator for the Ghana Museum & Monuments Board from 1998 to 2002.He represents the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning on the PBC Board of Directors.