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‘A unanimous 7-0? Shocking but not surprising’ – Mahama reacts to Supreme Court ruling

ByEditor

Mar 10, 2022 ,

Former President John Dramani Mahama has reacted to the Supreme Court’s recent decision recognizing the right of a presiding Deputy Speaker to vote.

The decision was “unexpected but not surprising,” according to the National Democratic Congress’s 2020 presidential candidate.

“An poor interpretation for convenience that sets a hazardous precedent of judicial meddling in Parliamentary procedure for the future,” he said of the 7-0 ruling by the Justice Jones Dotse-led Court.

On March 9, 2022, the Supreme Court issued a judgement affirming that a deputy Speaker of Parliament keeps his or her vote even when presiding over the House.

The judgement was handed down by a seven-member bench of the Supreme Court in a unanimous decision that also found elements of Parliament’s Standing Orders unlawful.

According to report, the Justices who sat on the case were:

Justice Jones Dotse – leader of the panel

Justice Nene Amegatcher

Justice Prof Ashie Kotey

Justice Mariama Owusu,

Justice Lovelace Johnson

Justice Clemence Honyenuga

Justice Emmanuel Kulendi

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