The Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin, has said that Parliament will not consider the ministerial nominees of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo until after the Supreme Court has finished hearing the suit against the anti-gay bill.

From the outset, Rt. Hon. S.K Alban Bagbin expressing his profound regret concerning the conduct, the behaviour exhibited by the Presidency in refusing to accept the transmission of the bill he said not only deviates from established democratic practices but also undermines the spirit of cooperative governance and mutual respect for the arms of government.

“This is a principle that forms the cornerstone of our political system. Such actions, if left unchecked, risk setting dangerous precedents that threaten the integrity and functionality of our democratic institutions.”he lamented

In view of this, the President Ministerial Nominee Vetting and Approval has been put on hold upon the receipt of a process from the Courts titled Rockson-Nelson Etse K. Dafeamekpor vrs the Speaker of Parliament and the Attorney -General ( Suit no. J1/12/2024) which process was served on the 19th of March 2024 and an injunction motion on notice seeking to restrain the Speaker from proceeding with the vetting and approval of the names of the persons submitted by His Excellency the President until the provisions of the constitution are satisfied.

Rt. Hon. Speaker Alban Bagbin categorically declared that the House is unable to continue to consider the nominations of His Excellency the President in the “spirit of upholding the rule of law “ until after the determination of the application for interlocutory injunction by the Supreme Court.

The house was accordingly adjourned sine die.

By: Mary Quartey


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