The Majority Chief Whip Frank Annoh-Dompreh has said that the position taken on the Chief Justice Nominee Gertrude Torkornoo by the minority members on the Appointments Committee of Parliament not to vote on the nominee is a dangerous and slippery path.
He asked them to rescind their decision.
“My colleagues are on another dangerous & slippery path… Reconsider your ‘unfortunate’ position after a good reflection.” he tweeted.
My colleagues are on another dangerous & slippery path…
Reconsider your 'unfortunate' position after a good reflection… pic.twitter.com/Gr5ZIhOmSQ
— Hon. Frank Annoh-Dompreh (@FAnnohDompreh) May 26, 2023
The opposition MPs decided not to take a decision on Madam Torkornoo until the Supreme Court gives the reasons for ordering Parliament to delete the name of the Assin North Member of Parliament James Gyakye Quayson from the record of Parliament.
In a statement, the Minority said they did not vote on the President’s nominee for the position of Chief Justice today “due to the unavailability of the reasoned judgment of the Supreme Court in the matter of Hon. James Gyakye Quayson
“It is important to state that the Appointments Committee not long ago in 2019 vetted and approved this same nominee as a justice of the Supreme Court. However, it was imperative for Members of The Minority on the Committee to evaluate the decisions of the nominee on all other cases, including the James Gyakye Quayson case since the vetting in 2019.
“We successfully evaluated the nominee on all relevant criteria except the outstanding matter of James Gyakye Quayson which would enable us to come to a decision. We expect the reasoned Judgement of the court on this matter by 7 June, 2023 to finalise our decision
“We have duly communicated our challenge to our colleagues on the Majority side and expect their cooperation.”
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Minority MPs say they won't vote on Chief Justice nominee's appointment unless reasoning for Supreme Court's ruling on Assin North MP is given. @YalleyC reported on #News360 pic.twitter.com/k6GNDeZKGN
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