The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joseph Osei-Owusu has asked the minority to seek redress in court, if they think the President erred in law by suspending the Upper West Regional Minister, Sulemana Alhassan.
This follows argument on the Floor on Friday by the minority on the President’s decision in suspending the Minister while investigations take place on the NADMO attack by irate youth of the governing New Patriotic Party(NPP) this week.
According to the minority, the Constitution has laid out the procedures for sanctioning a Minister.
They’d argued the President could have either reshuffled the Minister or dismissed him, while Parliament could also tender a motion for censure against him, but suspension is totally alien to the constitution.
However, the 1st Deputy Speaker who disagreed with the minority’s case stated that the President within his executive powers can ask any of his appointees to go on suspension if he deems fit.
He added:” If anybody thinks or has been satisfied that the President is acting out of the constitution,:” nothing stops them from going to court over the matter.