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Meanwhile, the two nominees Petros and Senait were said to have fulfilled the needed educational requirement eventuallyreceiving the node from the House.
The House speaker tried to defend his picks although MPs rejected the nominee by a majority vote at end of the session.
“We picked him as a nominee considering his immense experience in justice oversight committee.We believed he can successfully carry out his responsibility. Now we appreciate the comments and objections raised by the House,” said Tagesse.
According to the final result, Petros and Senait have been endorsed with 19 against and one abstaining votes, respectively.
Gebregziabher, on his part, did not mount that much of an opposition to the overwhelming rejection. He, in fact, was graceful in saying he respects the decision of the House and that he supports the nomination of other candidate who is believed to be better qualified to hold the specific post.
Hence, the House speaker is expected to present another nominee in the coming weeks.
His rejection has come just a month after PM Abiy Ahmed (PhD) appointed him as Deputy Whip with theportfolio of a State Minister.
The Judicial Administration Council is comprised of at least 11 members with the president and vice president of the Federal Supreme Court as chairperson and deputy chairperson of the council.
In addition to the three members representing the HPR, other members include the President of the Federal High Court, the President of the Federal First Instance Court, and one judge selected by all the Federal Judges. Furthermore, one lawyer practicing in the Federal Courts, member of the academia from a recognized higher education institution as well as one distinguished citizen.
The Council is entrusted with the power and responsibilities of nominated federal judges based on the existing laws and provisions.
It is also responsible to nominate among others, candidates for President and Vice-President of the Federal High Court and First Instance Court from a list presented by the President.