The Member of Parliament for North Dayi George Loh has downplayed calls for the Speaker to resign following the Supreme Court’s ruling which declared as unlawful, his refusal to take the presidential oath on different occasions.
The Speaker of Parliament failed to swear the oath on two occasions in the absence of President John Mahama and the Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur.
One of the applicants in the Supreme Court case, Professor Kwaku Asare petitioned Parliament and the presidency to force the Speaker, Edward Doe Adjaho to resign, as the consequence of his actions.
“The presidential oath that you violated on the aforementioned dates requires that that you submit yourself to the laws of the Republic of Ghana and suffer the penalty for the violation (see Second Schedule of the Constitution, 1992, Presidential Oath of Office; “I further (solemnly swear) (solemnly affirm) that should I at any time break this oath of office I shall submit myself to the laws of the Republic of Ghana and suffer the penalty for it.”),”the petition filed by the aspirant said.
But in an interview with Citi News, the Member of Parliament’s Legal and Constitutional Affairs said even the Supreme Court cannot ask the Speaker to resign over the matter.
“Nobody from outside can tell the Speaker to resign or not. The Members of Parliament elected him so we can decide on whether he should resign or not.”