- Nana Addo has sworn in the newly appointed Chief Justice, Sophia Akufo
- Sophia Akufo has been charged to ensure sanity and integrity in the judiciary
President Nana Akufo Addo has lamented what he described as the disputed landmark election ruling at the Supreme Court during the 2012 general elections.
The landmark ruling, which saw the president lose the 2012 elections to his fiercest contender - John Dramani Mahama has been described as unfortunate by the Nana Addo.
The ruling saw Justices William Atuguba, Justice Sophia Adinyira, Mr Justice N. S. Gbadegbe and Justice Vida Akoto-Bamfo in an 'overall' decision rule out claims for the outright rule out of a total of over 3 million votes following concerns of election malpractices.
Speaking at the swearing in of the chief justice, the president stated that “had it not been for the conflicted election ruling, I would be in my second term by now”. He therefore charged the newly sworn-in chief justice to do everything in her power to restore sanity and integrity in the Judiciary.
What this means is that she would be most powerful woman in one of Ghana’s arm of government and oversee judicial matters of national and international concern.
The choice of Justice Akuffo follows the retirement of Georgina Theodora Wood who since her appointment in 2007, served as chief justice for over a 10 years.
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