Supreme Court ‘forgotten’ basic ‘principles’ of ‘interpreting’ constitution – Dr. Obed Asamoah
“The Supreme Court (SC) has become like judicial legislature by ruling that a Deputy Speaker of Parliament can vote, the Supreme Court got it wrong, the Supreme Court has forgotten fundamental principles of interpreting the Constitution which is taught at the Law School”, Ghana’s Former Attorney General and Minister of Justice Dr. Obed Asamoah said in his sharp reaction to the Justice Abdullai V Attorney General verdict by Ghana’s apex court.
According to Dr. Asamoah, the Deputy Speakers must suffer the abilities and disabilities upon accepting to hold the office of the deputy speaker and after searing in.
Dr. Asamoah noted that “Somebody comes to Parliament and decides that he is taking a position of a Deputy Speaker and agreed that he will not comment and you say he should vote? The Supreme Court is supposed to interpret laws and not act like a judicial legislature”.
Meanwhile, ahead of 2024 general elections Dr. Asamoah said NDC will have easy win if it puts its house in order. For the NPP, Alan Kyeremanten is a factor and his mother comes from the Central Region. Professor Jane Nana Opoku Agyemang did not make much impact in the Central Region but made impacts in the capital areas, Abossey Okai spare parts dealers, Okada riders bought the idea. Mahama needs to make amends to the people of the Volta Region”.
Speaking on the electoral fortunes of the Ghana’s biggest opposition party , the longest serving Foreign Minister Dr. Obed Asamoah said “NDC will have majority in Parliament in 2024. Even a little vigilance would have been enough to win NDC majority.
Dr. Obed Asamoah noted that there should be by-election in Fomena, because the constitution is clear on closing of carpets in parliament.
On the economy, Dr. Obed Asamoah said Finance Minister saying Ghana is broke meanings we have to go to the IMF based on where we are now… some kind of discipline is needed from the IMF. Dr. Bawumia has keep quiet because he will be shooting himself in the foot after all that he has said, the economy is broke, cedi depreciation and if he is put forward to lead the NPP, it will be used against him, a Vice President and Head of Economic Management Team who has absolutely gone silent and wants to lead NPP? No, he will be shooting himself in the foot. Let’s go to IMF to instil discipline in the Finance Minister”.
“Look, you wants to use e-levy as a collateral and continue to borrow?…whats that?”. Dr. Asamoah said.
Source : africaneditors.com