Minority Chief Whip Governs Kwame Agbodza has challenged the incoming Chief Justice, Gertrude Torkonoo, to outperform her predecessor, Anin Yeboah.
He said that her predecessor’s legacy was nothing to write home about because there were multiple miscarriages of justice under him.
He also asked her to make certain that judicial judgements are upheld during her tenure.
“Let the rulings of the courts make sense for the ordinary citizen. Let the rulings of the court be enforceable,” he urged.
The Adaklu MP claimed that Anin Yeboah presided over a Supreme Court that made some bad judgments.
He referenced the Court’s decisions on the use of birth certificates and the recent Gyakye Quayson case.
He said Anin Yeboah should be made aware that the miscarriage of justice during his tenure as Chief Justice “lies on his chest.”
“Under the reign of the outgoing Chief Justice, the level of miscarriage of justice reached a crescendo and must never be repeated,” he said.
Responding to the assertions made by the Minority Chief Whip, First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joseph Osei-Owusu said his colleague was on a bad trajectory.
“Judges know that as humans they can err, and judges always welcome criticisms of their judgement. But when we are critiquing a judgement, it is expected that we critique with law, facts, and alternative arguments.
“We should move or shy away from just criticising because we agree or disagree, otherwise we dig room for people to attack the individual judges rather than the judgement,” he said.
He advised MPs to research and bring out alternative judgements to challenge the judgements when they disagree.