President Akufo-Addo on Friday sworn into office Issifo Omoro Amadu Tanko as a Supreme Court Judge.
Following his nomination by President Akufo-Addo a couple of weeks ago, Justice Tanko made history as the first Muslim to be nominated as a Supreme Court Judge and his swearing in today completed an historic rise to the apex court of the land.
According to the President, Issifo Omoro Amadu Tanko and Justice Clemence Jackson Honyenuga have both met the stringent requirements of Article 128 clause (4) of the Constitution, and have demonstrated the independence of spirit, proven integrity, high moral character, and impartiality of mind to hold this high office.
After swearing him in, President Akufo-Addo Addo congratulated Justice Tanko for his remarkable rise and said his historic rise as the first Muslim Supreme Court Judge in the history of the country is inspiring.
“The swearing in ceremony of Justice Tanko Amadu means that this is the first time in the history of our nation that a Muslim has been appointed to the highest court of the land. I am delighted to have been the President to have the honour of doing so, and to do so appropriately in this Holy Month of Ramadan.”
The President added that he being sworn into office in the holy month of Ramadan symbolises blessings.
Justice Tanko thanked the President for the honour and the confidence he has bestowed in him and assured that he will deliver to the best of his ability.