After leading counsel for the plaintiff, Tsatsu Tsikata ended a passionate argument with a quotation from Prophet Hosea in the Bible for over 30 minutes after the Supreme Court was thrown into laughter.
The 9-member jury reconstituted itself with the entire courtroom to hear the request for review break into laughter.
After minutes of laughter, the clerk had to step in to restore order.
But what does Hosea 8:7 say exactly, as quoted by the esteemed lawyer? Some Biblical digging was attempted on this portal. Below is what we learned.
First of all, Hosea 8:7 reads, “They sow the wind and reap the whirlwind. The stalk has no head; it will produce no flour. Were it to yield grain, foreigners would swallow it up”.
What did Hosea the Prophet mean?
The proverb uses an example gleaned from the sowing and reaping agricultural process. A farmer will sow seed. Of course, the type of seed he planted dictated the type of plant that would grow and be harvested. This is the duplication theory. God says in Hosea 8:7 that Israel had planted wind and would make a whirlwind crop. Taking the “wind” to mean something meaningless and foolish (see Job 7:7; Proverbs 11:29; and Ecclesiastes 1:14, 17), we may conclude that a true storm of consequences will result from Israel’s foolishness in the past. Indeed, in previous verses, Hosea decries the idolatry of Israel (verses 4-6).
Their foolish pursuit of false gods would reap a severe judgment from the Lord.
Israel was finding support in other, equally immoral ways, in addition to pursuing idols. “For they went up to Assyria, wandering alone, a wild ass; Ephraim hired lovers” (Hosea 8:9). For safety from their rivals, Israel had made ill-advised treaties with Assyria. They depended on their riches and the aid of pagan nations, instead of trusting God.
In 722 B.C., when Assyria invaded Israel, devastated the capital city of Samaria, and exiled the Israelites, the “whirlwind” fell upon Israel.
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GAY Video Of This Ghanaian Artiste To Be Leaked Online Soon – See Reason
A Ghanaian based in the United States, identifying himself as the president of the gay community, Black Jesus, has threatened to release videos of a singer, Pope Slim, who is engaged in ga-y romance and s-e.x.
The young man who appeared furious in a live Facebook video said that the musician who, in a video, said that late Ebony had died because she was a lesbian, had asked him to remain silent or that he (Black Jesus) would have published his g-a-y s-ek.x videos.
Black Jesus said that he was disappointed, and that he was annoyed when he heard Pope Skinny slamming and denigrating the late Ebony.
Rapper Pope Skinny came out a few days ago to announce that Ebony had died because she had done what was considered an abomination in the eyes of the gods in her hometown.
The rapper in the video reported that Ebony and her late lover had s-ek-x while visiting her (Ebony’s) hometown.
Pope Skinny claimed that God revealed to him that Ebony and her partner Franky Kuri made love in her hometown in Sunyani and this triggered the gods of the land to strike them down.
But Black Jesus slammed Pope Skinny for his comments insisting he was ga,.y himself.
He went on to allege that he (Skinny) is having an affair in the United States with another man.
He has since dared Pope Skinny to deny the allegations and he (Black Jesus) will release his sex videos.
He said Pope Skinny after making his claims against Ebony forgot to tell Ghanaians that his music career was funded by persons who associate with the ga/y community.
He said the private life of people is none of his business but he will not spare people who are ga.y.s and yet, attack their fellow g.a,ys.
He promised to also expose him to the US authorities so he would be deported for instigating hate against the LGBTQI+ community.
Appointments Committee Cannot Approve or Disapprove Any of Akufo Addo’s Nominee – Abdul Malik Kweku Baako
The Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has opined that the Appointments Committee of Parliament cannot have the final say in the approval or disapproval of any of the ministerial nominees.
According to him, the Appointments Committee can only recommend to the plenary about which nominees to approve or disapprove and the final decision must be made “by consensus or majority decision by the plenary”.
Commenting on a Facebook post by US-based Ghanaian lawyer Stephen Kwaku Asare aka Kweku Azar, who suggested that the disapproval of Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah by the Appointments Committee, which Kweku Azar thinks the Majority of the plenary should reverse, Baako wrote: “but the Appointments Committee does not and cannot have a final say relative to the approval or disapproval process per the Standing Orders! It can only recommend approval by consensus or majority decision by the plenary.
Baako added: “My research findings (so far) show that it is/was on only one occasion that it “unanimously” recommended outright disapproval/rejection of a nominee to the plenary. Even then, some amendments had to be effected on the Committee’s report at the plenary. “De jure no. De facto yes” notwithstanding! Respectfully!!”
Kweku Baako Jnr. explained that he will be more comfortable with a recommendation from the Appointments Committee that appears negative because a negative recommendation to the House will “imply that the Committee’s report to the House is proposing that the nominees be either approved by consensus or majority decision (secret ballot)”.
“I am saying there’s nothing unprecedented or unusual about that [disapproval] factor; the present numerical circumstances of parliamentary representation notwithstanding. There have been instances of nominees who deserved to have been approved by consensus but were subjected to the option of majority decision at the plenary. And that didn’t take anything substantially away from them. Nothing devastating in my candid opinion!” Baako observed.
The Appointments Committee of Parliament has disapproved President Akufo-Addo’s candidates of ministers-nominee for Food and Agriculture, Information and Fisheries, namely Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, and Hawa Koomson, respectively, according to sources that cite Asaase Radio 99.5FM.
The report stated that the Minority side of the committee was not happy with Oppong Nkrumah, accusing him of instigating the Supreme Court judges to cite Dr Dominic Ayine for contempt in the ongoing election 2020 petition hearing.
On these rejections, Kweku Baako insists in his comment on Kweku Azar’s post: “I still don’t get your drift! Essentially and constitutionally, the Committee has no mandate (never had) to approve or disapprove any presidential nominee! NEVER! Some Committee recommendations have/had been disapproved by the plenary. These are part of the precedents and practices of the 4th Republican Parliament since 1993.
Baako further argued: “The point about ‘otherwise, there is no need for the Committee and the plenary should just vote directly on the candidates’ is unsupported by the dictates of the Constitution and the Standing Orders. It just doesn’t arise. And I don’t want to speculate on that scenario.
“It is not good not to come out of the Committee? Maybe. However, there may or could be many reasons why some nominees may “suffer” that deficit! I really do not put much premium on that factor, considering my estimation of the nature of the process..”
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