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(Video): Supreme Court nominee apologizes for endorsing Pres. Akufo -Addo publicly

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(Video): Supreme Court nominee apologizes for endorsing Pres. Akufo -Addo publicly

Well, it all started when there was no ban on social distancing and people could freely handshake and exchange pleasantries, when people apart from hospital workers were not obliged to wear surgical masks.

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The president of Ghana, H.E. Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo paid a three -day working visit to the Volta Region. As part of his tour, he went to Nyagbo Traditional Area where the Supreme Court nominee, Justice Jackson Clemence Honyenuga is the paramount.


In his speech to the president and the general public he said, “We wish to congratulate you for the excellent manner you are governing this dear country of ours, it is our hope that with your vision and the gains made in your first term, Ghanaians may consider giving you another four years”


This speech did not go down well for some Ghanaians saying it is an endorsement of the president which is against article 55(2) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana that bars Judges and chiefs from endorsing, opposing, or engaging in active partisan politics.


When he appeared before the Appointments Committee of Parliament, they sought to find out from him what influenced that speech knowing very well it was against his ethic as both a judge and a chief.

“On my part, if out of political dissatisfaction, some people are unhappy with whatever I am supposed to have said then I am sorry,” Justice Honyenuga told Parliament on Monday, 11 May 2020.


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SB Bitian is a Freelance Writer. Favorite quote: "I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happen to them all" - Ecclesiastes 9:11

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