Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has expressed shock over the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin’s response to President Akufo-Addo’s on Supreme Court ruling on the right of Deputy Speakers of Parliament to partake in decision making while presiding over Parliament.
Private legal practitioner, Justice Abdulai, had gone to the Supreme Court to seek interpretation on the voting rights of Deputy Speakers of Parliament when presiding over the house.
The apex court on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, ruled that Deputy Speakers presiding over proceedings in Parliament had the right to vote on matters and to be counted as part of the quorum for decision-making in Parliament.
Nana Akufo-Addo has said, Parliament is not above the law and must respect the decision of the Supreme Court, rubbishing claims that the apex court had no powers to pronounce judgment on such an issue.
The Speaker reacting criticized President Nana Akufo-Addo remarks on the Supreme Court’s judgment describing it as “unfortunate and myopic”.
The Suame MP who was speaking to Kwame Tanko on Angel FM in Kumasi said he doesn’t want to believe the speaker made those comments.
“I don’t want to believe he made those comments but if he indeed made those myopic comments, then I deem to be an insult”, he said.