Justice Gertrude Torkornoo, nominated for Chief Justice, has denied claims of bias in the Supreme Court’s handling of political cases. She stated unanimous decisions reflect adherence to legal principles rather than favoritism.
The National Democratic Congress accused the court of favoring the New Patriotic Party, particularly in election petition hearings. The party criticized a decision allowing Justice Clement Honyenuga to preside over a case involving procurement breaches. Justice Torkornoo emphasized the importance of understanding legal principles and defended the court’s use of contempt summons to protect its reputation and uphold the integrity of Ghana’s justice system.