Court orders Prof Addae to retract defamatory words


“Hon Members, I also bring to your attention, the receipt of a process from the Courts titled Rockson-Nelson Etse K. Dafeamekpor vrs. The Speaker of Parliament and the Attorney-General ( Suit no. J1/12/2024) which process was served on the 19th of March 2024 and an injunction motion on notice seeking to restrain the Speaker from proceeding with the vetting and approval of the names of the persons submitted by His Excellency the President until the provisions of the constitution are satisfied.”

“Hon. Members in the light of this process, the House is unable to continue to consider the nominations of His Excellency the President in the ‘spirit of upholding the rule of law’ until after the determination of the application for interlocutory injunction by the Supreme Court,” Bagbin said.

The move by the Speaker follows a letter addressed to Parliament and signed by the Secretary to the President, Nana Bediatuo Asante, on Monday (18 March).

The Presidency had requested Parliament to refrain from sending the anti-gay bill to the president for his assent.

The letter from the Presidency to Parliament indicated that there were two pending applications at the Supreme Court for an order of interlocutory injunction hence the decision.

The letter emphasised that it would be improper for Parliament to proceed with transmitting the Bill to President Akufo-Addo for any action until the matters before the court are addressed.


Source:  Joseph Appiah-Dolphyne

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Verified by MonsterInsights