The Supreme Court of Ghana presided over by Justice Jones Dotse has ruled that The First Deputy’s voting while he was presiding as Speaker of Parliament is valid and conforms to the instruments of the Ghanaian Constitution.
According to a reportage captured by Graphics, the court while interpreting Article 103 and 104 revealed that Joe Wise didn’t lose his right to vote while presiding over Parliament’s business as speaker. The verdict will therefore see to it that deputy speakers do not lose their rights to vote while they preside as speakers.
The Supreme Court thus in it’s unanimous verdict actualizes the validity of the approval of the 2022 budget and also ascertains not allowing a deputy speakers to vote while presiding as unconstitutional.
The verdict which crushes the lawsuit made by law lecturer; Justice Abdulai insisting the act of Joe Wise be declared unconstitutional, was given on March 9, 2022.