The Minority in Parliament has said that they will not take a decision on the Chief Justice Nominee Justice Gertrude 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.”