The speaker lauded the idea behind the constitutional provision but said the practicality of summoning parliamentarians at certain times become difficult.
Doe Adjaho said this in parliament at a symposium organised in memory of the late speaker of parliament Justice J.F. Annan.
The nine-member panel presided over by Justice Sulley Gbadegbe said there was no ambiguity in articles 60 (11) and 60 (12).
“The Speaker is obliged to swear the oath each time he assumes the Office of the President. There is no ambiguity in articles 60 (11) and 60 (12),” Justice Gbadegbe said.
"So I thought I should go by his precedent and that landed me in the Supreme Court," he said.
He also cited an instance where had to politely turn down a request from the vice president who was travelling to Nigeria for him to be sworn in as acting president.
According to him, it was on a Saturday and it was going to be difficult for him to summon MPs to undertake the exercise.