One of the four nominees to the Supreme Court by the President Nana Akuffo Addo, Appeal Court Judge, Justice Clemence Jackson Honyenuga has apologized  for statements he read at a Dubar of Chiefs in the Volta Region endorsing the President and asked Ghanaians to extend the President’s  term of office with another four years.

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His statements at the time received a lot of public backlash as some said it was irresponsible regarding the position he occuped as a judge. With some like Kweku Baako calling on the President to drop him from nominees to the Apex Court.

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[Copy] AMP code [Copy] Please update your ads.txt file with MGID lines. mgid.com, 311705, DIRECT, d4c29acad76ce94f However, appearing before the Appointment Committee of Parliament which he was drilled by  members he apologized for his comments.

Justice Honyenuga who  is also a Paramount Chief of his traditional area said the speech he read during the dubar was a collective decision  of the ahuhefe  traditional council which he was only nominated to read on behalf of his colleague chiefs.
When asked if he took cognizance of the code of conduct of judges before reading the statement, he said he was playing the role of a traditional ruler which he thinks every traditional rulers do to cajoel political leaders to bring development to the area.

[Copy] AMP code [Copy] Please update your ads.txt file with MGID lines. mgid.com, 311705, DIRECT, d4c29acad76ce94f Justice Celemence Honyenuga was  born on 4th Semester, 1952. He entered the University of Ghana where he studied Bachelor of Law and Political Science, in 1976 proceeded to the Ghana School of law and was called to the Ghana Bar in 1982.

He was appointed to the High Court in 2003 after practising law for twenty years. He was later elevated to the Court of Appeal in 2008 and now nominated to the Apex Court of the land.

Source: ajnewsonline.com // Godwin Wepeba Aloriweh

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