Ama Governor being presented with her Certificate by Justice Paul Baffoe-Bonnie, a Justice of the Supreme Court

Twice she was denied the opportunity to be called to the Bar despite passing her legal education exams in 2022 and 2023 respectively.

But, certainly not for the third time in 2024 as controversial Ghanaian YouTuber Elorm Ababio popularly called Ama Governor is now called to the Bar as a lawyer.

Beaming with confidence and with a majestic walk upstage when her name was called, popular Ghanaian YouTube, Elorm Ababio walked upstage to take the popular bow.

With spontaneous applause from the gathering, everything suggested that Ama Governor was the most popular person among the new lawyers.

Moments after the General Legal Council’s gathering was adjourned sine die (indefinitely) and the official function had closed, EIB Network’s Legal Affairs Correspondent, Murtala Inusah, approached the newly inducted lawyer for an interview.

But, beaming with smiles on her face after the introduction of the journalist she said, “I have been advised against granting interviews,” adding that, “I am sorry.”

Not even, a request for her to describe the moment in just a word was enough to convince Ama Governor to kowtow.

With her new lawyer’s wig atop her head walking majestically with so much confidence and with her spectacles almost slipping to the tip of her nose, Ama Governor looked focused.

On the last day of the 5th month of the year 2024, the popular Ghanaian YouTuber and law graduate, Elorm Ababio, popularly known as Ama Governor finally had her dream come true.

She is now a lawyer. Her name has been firmly documented in the noble profession but like the Chief admonition to them, the work of a lawyer has just now only begun.

It was evidently clear, how special the day was for the newly enrolled lawyer and the other 181 called to the Bar.

The euphoria and the energy in their respective photo sessions were a story on their own.

For now, Ama Governor is a lawyer and would certainly look forward to when her first client will walk up to her to put her competence and expertise to bear.

The Controversy?

In November 2022, the General Legal Council set up a committee to investigate the then applicant-in-waiting (Ama Governor) to be called to the bar after a complaint of misconduct widely circulated videos engaging in conduct unbecoming of a candidate.

The Council after the consideration of the report, resolved to permit her to fill out appropriate forms for application to be called to Bar in October/November 2023.

The Council said it was then observing and monitoring her activities before considering her application.

The General Legal Council ultimately in a statement noted that it had declined the application of Ama Governor to be called to the Bar, with the ceremony on Friday, October 20, 2023.

It was the case of the council that her fate was decided at a meeting on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, after consideration of her public conduct leading up to the application.

Court of Public Opinion

The development sparked an outcry with the Court of Public Opinion having their say, especially on social media.

Some legal professionals including human rights lawyer Francis Xavier Sosu were shocked at the General Legal Council’s decision.

The development further sparked discussions among legal experts and the public about the criteria and considerations that determine one’s eligibility to be called to the Bar.

Source: Ghana/ Inusah