Minority finally agrees to vet Chief Justice nominee after decision to boycott

Minority finally agrees to vet Chief Justice nominee after decision to boycott

The Minority in Parliament has rescinded its earlier decision to boycott the vetting of the Chief Justice nominee, Justice Anin Yeboah.

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Their action follows Parliament’s decision to reschedule the vetting to Monday, December 23, 2019.

The Minority revealed that its decision to boycott the vetting was among other things informed by the limited time between the dates of appointment and vetting.

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Minority leader of Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu in a release signed by him, indicated that the minority had however reconsidered its decision based on the change in date.

“The Minority in Parliament wishes to bring to the attention of the general public that following further consultations and an intervention by the leadership of Parliament; we have today reached an understanding that makes it possible to reconsider our position and commit to participating in the vetting of the President’s nominee for the high office of Chief Justice.

We take note that the public vetting of Justice Anin Yeboah shall now be held on Monday the 23rd of December, 2019 at 9am," the statement noted.

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In other news, a total of 45 High Court and Appeal Court judges have been sworn into office by President Nana Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House on Tuesday, December 17, 2019.

The break down of the numbers are - thirty-four (34) High Court Judges and eleven (11) Court of Appeal Judges.

Akufo-Addo also swore in three new female Justices of the Supreme Court.

The President on his Facebook page stated that the judges are fit and qualified for their new positions.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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