Concerns Following Prez Akufo Addo Nomination Of 4 Judges To The Supreme Court
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has nominated four Judges to the Supreme Court bench to fill current vacancies and projected vacancies based on judges penciled for retirement.
The list contains three justices of the Court of Appeal and a Justice of the High Court.
The nominees from the Court of Appeal are Justice Barbara Frances Ackah-Yensu, Justice George Kingsley Koomson, and Justice Samuel Kwame Adibu Asiedu.
Justice Ernest Yao Gaewu is the only nominee from the High Court.
However since the announcement of the nominees some have accused the president of packing the SC with his political favorites instead of doing so in advancement of justice.
Justice Gyau has been accused of being one such agent after a photo of him was released on the flyer of the New Patriotic Party as a candidate.
Many have however said the photo is doctored.
Their appointments are subject to vetting and subsequent approval or rejection by Parliament.
The President made these nominations to fill up expected vacancies at the apex court.
The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, announced the nominations on the floor of Parliament on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, following a letter sent to him by the President.