Swearing in of Speaker as President unnecessary – Inusah Fuseni

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Former Minister of Lands and Forestry under the former National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration and Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale Central, Ahaji Innusah Fuseini, has described the swearing in of Professor Mike Oquaye as interim president as unnecessary.

The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye, was on Sunday sworn in as the acting President of Ghana an emergency sitting of Parliament.

The swearing in administered by the Chief Justice, Mrs. Justice Sophia Akuffo, was in conformity with the constitutional requirement, which provides for the swearing in of the Speaker in the absence of the President and the Vice President.

However, speaking to Ekourba Gyasi on Atinka AM Drive Monday, Inusah Fuseini explained  that, per the provision in the constitution, an interim president is only needed when the President is incapacitated and not when the President is out of the country.

According to Inusah Fuseni, the President is only performing extra territorial activities in Liberia and in the capacity as President of Ghana.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is attending the inauguration of George Weah as President of Liberia, while Vice President Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia is on medical leave in the United Kingdom (UK).

Ghana | Atinkaonline.com | Vivian Adu Boatemaa