The General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) John Boadu has said that the Speaker of Parliament Alban Kingsford Bagbin is benefiting from a position he didn’t work for hence accounting for his recent utterances.
He says the Speaker’s recent comment comment where he said he (Alban Bagbin) has the power to remove the President but the President can’t do same is an unfortunate comment.
“The Speaker, as we all know, is only benefiting from what he didn’t work for and, as a result, he has been passing comments that sometimes are strictly unnecessary. For instance, he passed a comment that he has the capacity to impeach or remove the president and the president cannot remove you [Alban Bagbin] …
He went on to say that the Speaker’s comment is unnecessary because he doesn’t even have a vote in Parliament.
“[It] is totally unnecessary because he forgets that, as a Speaker, he doesn’t even have a vote.
“So, on what basis is he saying that? Or he’s going to supervise a distorted proposal for impeachment or what? I think it’s time he recognises that he’s benefiting from something he didn’t work for,” he added.