President Akufo-Addo is still president even if he is outside the country – Koku Anyidoho

President Akufo-Addo is still president even if he is outside the country – Koku Anyidoho

- Koku Anyidoho, has stated that the Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Ocquaye, is tired of acting as president of Ghana

- According to the NDC official, there is no need to swear in the Speaker whenever the president or his vice are outside the country

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The deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho, has revealed that the Speaker of Parliament is tired of acting as president.

Professor Michael Aaron Ocquaye seated in Parliament

Professor Michael Aaron Ocquaye

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Information available to YEN.com.gh reveals that Anyidoho claimed the duty to assume the role of president has taken a toll on the Speaker of Parliament whenever the president or his vice is unavailable.

He further argued that it would be prudent to consider official travels as part of the performance of the duties of the president.

The NDC official again stated that for as long as President Akufo-Addo is performing official functions, there is no need for the Speaker to act in his capacity.

“Prof Mike Ocquaye has not said he wants to be president. In fact, he is tired and so Nana Addo should stop burdening him” he said on Accra-based Neat FM.

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Professor Michael Aaron Ocquaye, the Speaker of Parliament, has for the second time in a week acted as president of Ghana.

He was first sworn-in when President Akufo-Addo left Ghana to attend the investiture ceremony of Liberia’s president, George Oppong Weah.

He again left for the African Union (AU) Summit in Ethiopia on Saturday January 27, 2018. In both instances the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia was out of the country.

Dr. Bawumia is currently undergoing medical examination in the United Kingdom (UK), and is expected to return to Ghana shortly.

Koku Anyidoho, however, indicated that per the constitution, the Speaker can act as President until Akufo-Addo or Bawumia returns without another swearing-in session.

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