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General News of Saturday, 23 May 2020


Amudu Tanko's appointment to Supreme Court bench will inspire Zongo youth - NPP Nasara Coordinator

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The National Nasara Coordinator of the governing New Patriotic Party has commended the newly-sworn in Supreme Court Justice, Amadu Tanko, for his historic ascension to the apex court.

Alhaji Abdul Aziz Haruna Futa said the remarkable and historic rise of Justice Tanko will inspire many youth in the Zongo community.

Justice Amadu Tanko made history when he was nominated by President Akufo-Addo as the first Muslim to be considered for the Supreme Court.

He, along with three others, was approved by Parliament and sworn into office on Friday.

“I am extremely happy by the achievements of Justice Tanko and I want to really congratulate him and thank Allah for what He has done for him,” said Abdul Aziz Futa.

“I am excited by the historic rise of Justice Tanko not because he is a fellow Muslim or a fellow Zongo ‘boy’. I am happy because of what his success will do to many young people in the Zongos and across the country.

“His well-deserved elevation will inspire a lot of young people in the Zongo community. It will tell them that if you study hard and you remain committed, you can also make it up there.”

In Ghana’s 63-year history, no Muslim has ever been nominated to serve on the Supreme Court, and Abdul Aziz has commended President Akufo-Addo for the historic nomination of Justice Tanko.

“Justice Tanko’s nomination is well-deserved and I think President Akufo-Addo did so well by nominating Justice Tanko as the first Muslim to the Supreme Court.”

"President Akufo-Addo has done so well and he needs to be commended for his vision of inclusiveness,” Abdul Aziz added.