The approval of Judge Ernest Yao Gaewu and Justice George Kingsley Koomson to the Supreme Court has been contested by the minority in Parliament.
The caucus maintains that Judge Gaewu was unqualified to be on the bench of the Supreme Court since he was running for parliament on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Former Minority Chief Whip and Member of Parliament for Asawase, Muntaka Mubarak suggested that his approval will be “a bad reflection on the House. “When you set a bad precedent, tomorrow it becomes the yardstick for others to make this same demand.”
The Minority says Mr. George Koomson “recently joined the Court of Appeal” and that other capable and qualified justices could have been promoted to the Supreme Court in his place.
Members of Parliament are yet to vote to decide the fate of the Supreme Court nominees after the report of the Appointments Committee was tabled before the House.
The House has suspended sitting for further deliberations. The suspension of sitting is also to do further consultation following the Minority’s decision to reject the approval of new ministers and deputies nominated by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.