Supreme Court nominee, Justice Henry Anthony Kwofie, has refuted claims of the existence of politically aligned judges in the Judiciary.

The Appeals Court Judge, drawing on his 25 years of experience on the bench, asserted that he has not encountered any instances of judges being influenced by political considerations.

Justice Kwofie emphasised that such narratives are perilous for the country’s democracy and the Judiciary, urging Ghanaians not to tolerate them.

“There are no political judges. It is dangerous to describe a judge as political this, political that. It is a very dangerous thing for even a judge to allow himself to be described that way. If a judge has to act according to his conscience and according to the oath that he takes, there are no political judges.”

He made these remarks in response to a question posed by the Minority Leader, Dr Cassiel Ato Forson, during the judge’s vetting by Parliament’s Appointments Committee on Wednesday, December 20.

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