Ford Car Saga Speaker should have allowed debate on Ford gift motion - former clerk

The speaker on Thursday single handedly rejected the motion citing constitutional provisions and earlier Supreme Court rulings to support his stance.

  • Published:
play Edward Doe Adjaho
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!


A former clerk of parliament, Mr Samuel Ntim Darkwa, says the Speaker of Parliament, Edward Doe Adjaho, erred in dismissing a motion from the minority seeking a probe into a Ford car gift president John Mahama received from a Burkinabe contractor.

The speaker on Thursday single handedly rejected the motion citing constitutional provisions and earlier Supreme Court rulings to support his stance.

Speaking on Joy FM's news Newsfile Saturday, Mr Darkwa argued that the motion was properly laid, contrary to the speaker's claims, saying it should have been debated.

He said: "Parliament is the highest institution in this country which is responsible for making laws and imposing taxation and raising matters of national interest.

READ MORE
Speaker dismisses minority motion for probe
Full text of Minority's motion rejected by the Speaker
Ford gift petition 'diversionary' - NDC campaign team

 

"That is the highest forum where they can go and debate on such matters. So, at least, the best you can do for the house is that let them have a motion to debate and then agree on that motion because if you look at the numerical strength of the parties there, if the government side is the majority, they will defeat you.

"But at least the opposition would have had their say and the majority would have their way.

The minority decried the speaker's ruling, saying he has no such powers because technically he is not a member of the house.



Download our mobile app today.

Android - Google Play Store

iPhone - Apple App Store

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Election 2016 What Jehovah's Witnesses think about this electionbullet
2 Election 2016 All 7 presidential candidates must be killed if... - JOYbullet
3 Election 2016 CPP youth warn foreigners to stay away from Ghana's...bullet
4 Election 2016 Mahama blasts Akufo-Addo for skipping presidential...bullet
5 Presidential Debate GBC, NCCE have not been fair to us - Nana Addobullet
6 Election 2016 Akufo-Addo, Mahama in final push for Flagstaff Housebullet
7 Election 2016 Mahama will win one touch - Ephsonbullet
8 Election 2016 EC announces 8 measures for transparency on...bullet
9 Election 2016 EC develops results-transmitting appbullet
10 Election 2016 Bribery allegation against Mahama...bullet

Top Videos

1 Election 2016 New NPP campaign ad features Mills, Rawlings calling for...bullet
2 Election 2016 Obinim threatens to rig elections for Mahama, Nana Addobullet
3 Election 2016 Mahama is shrinking Ghana's economy - Nana Addobullet
4 Election 2016 T.B Joshua in Ghana to subvert election 2016 - Rev....bullet
5 "The Minutes" EIU predicts win for NPPbullet
6 Election 2016 Mahama tried bribing Bugri with GHC40,000 and a...bullet
7 Election 2016 Obinim predicts victory for Nana Addobullet
8 Election 2016 IGP is an 'asshole' - Ken Agyapongbullet
9 Election 2016 What women should look out for before...bullet
10 Pulse Elections Nana Addo will win by 53% - Gonga...bullet

Politics