We expect the reasoned judgment on June 7 to finalise our decision in Chief Justice nominee – Minority

Chief Justice Nominee Gertrude Torkornoo at her vetting

The in has said that they will not take a decision on the Nominee Justice Gertrude Torkornoo until the gives the reasons for ordering Parliament to delete the name of the Member of Parliament 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

“It is important to state that the 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 side and expect their cooperation.”

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