YouTuber denied call to the bar over ‘bad character’
Ghanaian YouTuber, Elorm Ababio, popularly known as Ama Governor will not be called to the Ghana Bar on Friday when her colleagues formally join the profession.
This is despite her successful completion of the professional law program that saw her pass her exams and scale the interview session as well.
She was due to be called on Friday but received a letter from the Secretary to the General Legal Council informing her of the decision. A complaint is said to have been received from a “concerned citizen” alleging that she ‘lacks good character.’
A video recording of her YouTube content said to show her allegedly engaged in “conduct unbecoming of an application to be called to the Bar” has been attached to the complaint.
It is reportedly said that the General Legal Council has constituted a three-member committee to investigate the complaint. Her call to the bar has meanwhile been put on hold pending the outcome of the investigation.
This development has set Twitter talking amid condemnation by many regarding the decision of the General Legal Council.
See some tweets below;
Ama Governor: Less than 1000 signatures to go pic.twitter.com/PXmNIUzNXh
— BIG k (@kofighozt) November 9, 2022
Ama Governor's issue is really sad.
The last place that should encourage any form of oppression and unprogressive values is the law and legal space.
Just allow people to live and have their opinions.
— Marreka Ⓜ️ (@Ebenezer_Peegah) November 9, 2022
JUSTICE FOR AMA GOVERNOR | SumOfUs Petitions https://t.co/79At1SGid5
— Kwadwo Sheldon (@kwadwosheldon) November 9, 2022
Truly horrifying what's happening to Ama Governor.
Every year, rapists are called to the bar before our very eyes.
Yet it is Ama Governor whose character/conduct is "questionable" simply because she documents how she navigates her life & shares it with us.
— fatima (@JustDerby) November 9, 2022
No offence to anyone please ,but if Ama governor was promoting LGBTQ on her channel then I think it’s the law that has got to her,LGBTQ is illegal in Ghana and promoting it isn’t something you should be doing if you want to get a job that’s mainly about the law .
— Owuraku (@ransfordddd) November 9, 2022
imagine not being able to do what you want in your own country because of outdated silly rules and a whole lot of gatekeeping. so you have to go elsewhere where you are given space to be yourself and still do what you want. we should be ashamed of ourselves.
— hopeful romantic (@heyannamaria) November 9, 2022