Rebuttal GBA’s suit against Apau, Pwamang preposterous and absurd – Omane Boamah

The Ghana Bar Association has filed a writ at the Supreme Court seeking to nullify the nomination and subsequent confirmation of Justices Yaw Apau and Gabriel Pwamang as justices of the highest court.

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Justice Apau and Justice Pwamang

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Dr. Edward Omane Boamah

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Communications Minister, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah has described the suit against the appointment of Justices Yaw Apau and Gabriel Pwamang to the Supreme Court as “preposterous and absurd”.

The Ghana Bar Association and two other lawyers of the association, Justine Amenuvor and Frank Beechem, have filed a writ at the Supreme Court seeking to nullify the nomination and subsequent confirmation of Justices Yaw Apau and Gabriel Pwamang as justices of the highest court.

According to the plaintiffs, the President breached some vital procedures in the appointment and confirmation process.

They are, therefore, seeking four reliefs including a declaration that an appointment or non-appointment by the President of the Republic of Ghana of a Justice of the Superior Court in a manner out of accord with the advice of the Judicial Council is unconstitutional, null, void and of no effect.

But Dr. Omane Boamah who told Joy News he was yet to see the suit filed by the Ghana Bar Association and other top members of the Bar described the move as absurd.

“I am not aware of any such writ served on the Attorney General, but even if it is the case, I will describe it as preposterous and absurd. I say this because I am not sure particularly the president of the Ghana Bar Association, can put his right hand on his left chest, and say that in all honesty and loyalty, he can indicate that Justice Yaw Apau and Justice Gabriel Pwamang as we speak now, respected justice of the highest court of the land, were not considered by the Judicial Council and subsequently names sent to the president,” he said.

According to him, “The president has not breached any aspect of the Constitution of Ghana,” adding that the president followed “every bit” of the constitution in making the appointment.

Justices Yaw Apau and Gabriel Pwamang were sworn-in as Supreme Court judges by the President Mahama on Monday June 29, after the Appointments Committee of parliament approved their nomination.

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