The Minority has supported the approval of Gertrude Torkornoo as the Chief Justice nominee despite their strong disagreement with the Supreme Court’s recent judgment on James Gyakye Quayson of Assin North.
Justice Torkornoo, who was part of the 7-Member panel that annulled the election of Quayson, faced scrutiny from the Minority when she appeared before the Appointments Committee on May 26.
The Minority had initially insisted that no decision be made on her nomination until the full judgment in the case was released.
But speaking at a press conference on behalf of the Minority, Mahama Ayariga, the MP for Bawku Central, explained that despite their differences with Justice Torkornoo, they believe she possesses the qualifications necessary to serve as Chief Justice.
During a press conference today, the NDC represented on the Appointments Committee said they had “reached a unanimous decision to approve the Chief Justice nominee.”
Acknowledging the current concerns surrounding the reputation of the judiciary, the NDC hopes that Justice Gertrude Torkornoo, as a female Chief Justice, will be instrumental in restoring the dignity and credibility of the judicial system.
“Her impressive curriculum vitae highlights her extensive experience, having served as a judge from the High Court to the Court of Appeal, and eventually at the Supreme Court. We firmly believe that capable women should be afforded opportunities to hold key national positions. Despite our disagreement with her jurisprudence, we recognize her qualifications for the esteemed position of Chief Justice of the Republic of Ghana,” stated Mr. Ayariga.
This decision by the NDC signifies an important step in the approval process, demonstrating a willingness to move forward and support Justice Torkornoo’s candidacy. It highlights the party’s commitment to promoting justice and the rule of law, even in the face of disagreements with recent court rulings.
As the process continues, attention will be focused on Justice Gertrude Torkornoo, with expectations that her leadership will bring about positive changes and reforms within the judiciary. The NDC’s approval adds weight to her nomination, signaling a collective effort to restore public confidence and uphold the principles of justice for all Ghanaians
Source: Myjoyonline .com