Mandatory Supreme Court orders Speaker of Parliament to swear Presidential oath

The Speaker has on two separate occasions, refused to take the oath of office, while the President and his vice, were on official assignments.

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Edward Doe Adjaho, Speaker of Parliament

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The Supreme Court has declared as a violation of the constitution actions of the speaker of parliament Edward Doe Adjaho violated not to swear the presidential oath.

According to the ruling by the nine-member panel of Supreme Court judges presided over by Justice Sophia Akuffo, the speaker must at all times swear the oath of president anytime he has to assume the position due to the absence of the president or the vice.

The judges also said the decision to swear the oath reminds anyone who takes up the position of the responsibilities and duties required.

The Chief Executive Officer of Citi FM, Samuel Atta-Mensah in his suit sought the court to declare as unconstitutional, the Speaker’s decision not to be sworn in as President before acting in that capacity.

 

The Speaker has on two separate occasions, refused to take the oath of office, while the President and his vice, were on official assignments.

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