Justice Issifu Omoro Tanko Amadu the man appointed by the the Akufo-Addo-Bawumia government as a first Muslim Supreme Court Justice in Ghana is set to be vetted by parliament today.
Justice Issifu Omoro Tanko Amadu is being vetted along with three other Supreme Court Justice nominees by the appointments committee of parliament.
The vetting exercise will last for two days.
Akufo-Addo made history when he appointed the first ever Muslim Supreme Court judge in Ghana’s history two month ago.
MyNewsGh.com’s checks showed that since the founding of Ghana, no Muslim has risen to become a Supreme Court judge.
While some judges who were appointed to the Supreme Court previously bore Muslim names as our readers will note, incontrovertible information available to MyNewsGh.com however has revealed they were not Muslims.
Justice Issifu Omoro Tanko Amadu together with Justice Clemence J. Honyenuga and renown lawyers Yoni Kulendi and Henrietta Mensah-Bonsu will replace three justices who are on retirement.
The retiring Supreme Court judges who are being replaced are Justices Julius Ansah, Nasiru Sulemana Gbadegbe (not a Muslim) and Anthony Alfred Bennin.
A source who spoke to MyNewsGh.com on strict condition of anonymity said Akufo-Addo considered the competence of the people he appointed as the most key factor and not their religious affiliation.
Source: MyNewsGh.com/Stephen Zoure/2020