Private Legal Practitioner Maurice Ampaw has been explaining reasons why the Minority National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Parliament is unhappy with the President’s nominee for the embattled nominee for the Supreme Court, Justice Clement Honyenuga
“The Judge is very honest, but sadly Ghanaians don’t like someone who’s honest”, he described in an interview monitored by MyNewsGh.com.
The Minority MPs have opposed the appointment of the Appeals Court Judge’s nomination as Justice of the Supreme Court voting against him at the Appointment Committee level after accusing him of political bias after he as a Paramount Chief of Nyabo Traditional Area endorsed President Akufo Addo’s second term bid when he visited his area in February 2020.
“They saw his honesty to be his weakness”, the controversial lawyer cum political social commentator spoke on Kumasi-based Abusua FM stating the Minority was rather expecting him to come and deny or mount a defence of what he’s reported to have said or perhaps say that the voice was doctored as most politicians always say and getaway.
Justice Honyenuga recently incurred the wrath of many for publicly endorsing President Akufo-Addo for this year’s presidential election.
Reading from a written speech at a durbar of Chiefs and people of Nyagbo to welcome the President as part of his three-day tour of the Volta and Oti regions in February, the Court of Appeal judge, who doubles as the Paramount Chief of the Nyagbo Traditional Area in the Oti Region commended the president and hoped he emerges victorious in the forthcoming election.
Justice Honyenuga has however explained that the comment attributed to him does not reflect his personal view since he spoke on behalf of the chief and people of the Afadjato Traditional Council after they nominated him to be their spokesperson.