The Speaker of Parliament while addressing parliament today, March 11, 2022 has said that, the president’s remarks on the supreme court’s ruling is myopic.
President Akuffo-Addo while commenting on the rulling of the Supreme Court said “There is nobody in the Ghanaian State that is above the fundamental law of the land. It will lead to the very matter that we have striven so long to avoid – the concentration of unregulated power in our state – we don’t want that. And we brought about this Constitution to allow that to not reoccur.”
Right Honourable Alban Kingsford Bagbin however seems not accept the comments by the president. According to him, he has tried resisting the temptations to comment on the apex court’s ruling however, the president’s comments have forced and triggered him to talk.
Alban Bagbin believes such utterances would just worsen the already sore relationships between the legislative and the executive.“The President’s comment is myopic and unfortunately it only goes to worsen the schism between the Executive and Parliament”, he said.
He also added; “Mr President, the issue being discussed is not about Parliament being above the law. Everyone knows that Parliament is not above the law. The Executive and the Judiciary are equally not above the law. The issue being discussed is the political question doctrine. It took centuries to detail out the strands of this doctrine, and the principles are settled as to when and how this closed book could be opened.”