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Your comment on SC’s “absurd” verdict on Deputy Speakers “myopic and unfortunate”- Speaker tackles Akufo-Addo

Your comment on SC's “absurd” verdict on Deputy Speakers “myopic and unfortunate”- Speaker tackles Akufo-Addo

Your comment on SC’s “absurd” verdict on Deputy Speakers “myopic and unfortunate”- Speaker tackles Akufo-Addo

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I have resisted the temptation of making a comment on the judgment of the Supreme Court on the issue of the voting rights of Deputy Speakers when presiding. But the unfortunate and myopic comment of the President has compelled me to let it out.

The SC decision, is to say the least, not only an absurdity but a reckless incursion into the remit of Parliament.

The trend of unanimity is equally troubling. It doesn’t help explore and expand our legal jurisprudence.

The President’s comment is myopic and unfortunate. It only goes to worsen the schism between the Executive and Parliament.

The impartiality of the Speaker, Deputy Speaker or Presiding Officer has been tresusured and fought for by this country throughout our democratic development.

Mr. President, the issue being discussed is not about Parliament being above the law. Everyone knows that Parliament is not above the law. The Executive and the Judiciary are equally not above the law. The issue being discussed is the political question doctrine. It took centuries to detail out the strands of this doctrine and the principles are settled as to when and how this closed book could be opened.

Please, I encourage the Plaintiff to go for a review.

By Rt. Hon. Alban S.K. Bagbin.
Speaker of Parliament
Republic of Ghana.

Source: africaneditors.com

Your comment on SC's “absurd” verdict on Deputy Speakers “myopic and unfortunate”- Speaker tackles Akufo-Addo

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