- Alban Bagbin has raised some concerns about the president's appointment of 11 council of state members
- According to him, he did not receive any form of communication with regards to that
- Bagbin directed that the office of the President ensure the proper thing is done
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The Speaker of Ghana's 8th Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin has raised some concerns about the president's appointment of 11 council of state members.
According to him, prior to the presidents' decision, he did not receive any form of communication with regards to that.
Alban Bagbin stated that the action by the president constitutes a breach of Articles 89(2) of the 1992 Constitution.
“I have not received any communication from the President in this respect. Neither verbal nor written, formal or informal,” he said.
Some names were published for appointments as Council of State members by the Acting Director of Communications at the Presidency on Monday, February 1, 2021.
The names on the list include former Chief Justice Georgina Theodora Wood, former Chief of Defence Staff General J. B. Danquah and former Inspector General of Police Nana Owusu Nsiah among others.
Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu indicated that the statement from the Communication Directorate is a breach of the Constitution as no such consultations had been done with Parliament.
However, Deputy Majority Leader, Alexander Afenyo-Markins disagreed with his colleague on the other side’s position.
Bagbin directed that the office of the President ensure the proper thing is done immediately.
Meanwhile, John Dramani Mahama, the petitioner in the ongoing election petition trial, has filed a motion seeking to inspect documents from the Electoral Commission (EC).
The motion is expected to be moved during hearing on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 YEN.com.gh gathered.
It is asking for the original copies of all constituencies’ presidential election results collation forms and summary sheets.
Mahama filed a petition before the Apex Court to challenge the outcome of the 2020 presidential race. He wants a rerun to be conducted between him and President Akufo-Addo.
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Source: Yen Newspaper