Alban Bagbin, the Speaker of Parliament, has slammed President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo on the Supreme Court’s decision declaring Deputy Speakers to be able to vote while presiding.
The Supreme Court decision, according to the speaker, was not made in good faith and was politically motivated.
Alban Bagbing also described the ruling as not only reckless but a reckless in incursion of parliament.
“The SC decision, is to say the least, not only an absurdity but a reckless incursion into the remit of Parliament,” Speaker Bagbin stated.
Below is the full statement of the speak on the ruling of the apex court of the country.
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.