madimage

Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

News

New suit to compel Akufo-Addo to receive anti-gay bill filed

New suit to compel Akufo-Addo to receive anti-gay bill filed

Member of Parliament for South Dayi Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor has filed a fresh suit at the Supreme Court seeking several declarations and orders regarding the powers of the President under the 1992 Constitution of Ghana.

Dafeamekpor is seeking a declaration that, according to Article 106(1) and (7) of the Constitution, a President can only assent to or refuse to assent to a bill within seven days, unless the bill has been referred to the Council of State.

He also seeks a declaration that the President cannot prevent Parliament from transmitting a bill that has been passed to him.

Furthermore, Dafeamekpor is asking for a declaration that a letter dated March 18, 2024, addressed to the Clerk of Parliament and signed by the Secretary to the President, Nana Bediatuo Asante, is in contravention of the Constitution. He is seeking an order directing the President to withdraw this letter.

The suit also includes a request for any further orders or directions that the court may deem necessary.

This comes days after President Akufo-Addo decided to refrain from signing the bill into law over an injunction filed at the Supreme Court.

The March 19 letter emphasised that it would be improper for Parliament to proceed with transmitting the bill to President Akufo-Addo for any action until the matters before the court are addressed.

The statement has attracted much criticism from various stakeholders, including the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin.

Mr Bagbin subsequently also suspended the approval process for Ministers and Deputy Ministers of State.

He cited an injunction against the process secured by South Dayi MP, Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor, hence could not take place.

This, he noted, was similar to the presidency’s directive for the House to refrain from transmitting the Human Sexual Rights and Family Values popularly known as the Anti-LGBTQI+ Bill for assent due to an application for an interlocutory injunction at the Supreme Court.

There is a good reason why you should support the African Editors. Not everyone can afford to pay for news right now. That is why we keep our journalism open for everyone to read, including in Ghana. If this is you, please continue to read for free. But if you are able to, then there are three good reasons to support us today.

1. Our quality, journalism is a scrutinising force at a time when the rich and powerful are getting away with more and more.

2. We are independent and have no billionaire owner pulling the strings, so your money directly powers our reporting.

3. It doesn’t cost much, and takes less time than it took to read this message.

Help power the African Editors' journalism for the years to come, whether with a small sum or a larger one. If you can, please support us on a monthly basis from just 1 Ghana Cedi through mobile money number: 0599896099/ +23359989609 and you can be rest assured that you’re making a big impact every single month in support of open, independent journalism. Thank you.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

You May Also Like

Health

Neglected tropical diseases rising in E/R- GHS Eastern Regional Health Directorate says there is disturbing increase in cases of neglected tropical Diseases in the...

Video

At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos.

Video

Kagame Tells Europe that Africa Doesn’t Need Adult Supervision but Fair Trade.    There is a good reason why you should support the African...

News

Daasebre Oti Boateng introduces Root-Based Model to Akufo-Addo, Bawumia, commends them for 2021 Census & Covid-19 fight Omanhene of New Juaben, Chancellor of All...

Copyright © 2023, Africaneditors.com Ltd was developed by Wordswar Technology & Investment, Inc. Contact us on +233246187160

%d bloggers like this: