It was CJ’s decision not to swear in Speaker as Acting Prez – Muntaka Mubarak


It has emerged that it was on the advice of the Chief Justice, Mrs. Georgina Wood, that the ready-to-be-sworn-in president, Edward Doe Adjaho recoiled from taking the presidential oath.

But for the advice of the Chief Justice, the Speaker of Parliament Doe Adjaho was “prepared this morning, dressed and ready to be sworn-in”, Majority Chief Whip Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak revealed.

The Speaker “never refused” to swear the presidential oath, he told Evans Mensah on Joy FM’s Top Story Tuesday. The Chief Justice was also never in the chamber of the house in the first place, he added.

The decision not to swear in the Speaker was taken at the Speaker’s lobby in a conversation involving the Chief Justice, the Speaker of Parliament, Majority Leader Alban Bagbin, O.B. Amoah and other prominent lawyers.

The Chief Justice, Mrs. Gerogina Wood was able to “convince” those gathered “beyond reasonable doubt” that a second swearing in was not necessary.

“She [Chief Justice] argued and it made sense,” Alhaji Muntaka emphasised.

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