The New Patriotic Party legislature for Adansi Asokwa, Mr. K.T Hammond, has revealed that the final decision awaiting Adwoa Sarfo's seat will not end in Parliament.
According to Mr. K. T. Hammond, a ruling by the Speaker of Parliament is ultimately to end at the supreme court because it is not within the speaker's jurisdiction to rule on such a case.
He argued that Parliament's Privileges Committee was supposed to have made the ruling instead of referring to parliament for the speaker to have the final say over the issue.
Mr. K. T. Hammond, who made this known on Citi TV/Citi FM’s news analysis program, The Big Issue, stressed that it was within the power of the Privileges Committee to have declared her seat vacant or otherwise. He firmly believes that the case after the ruling will end at the Supreme Court.
Mr. Hammond said, “It seems to me that ultimately we will end up in the Supreme Court on this matter,”
He added that "My point was that 97 (1) c does not look at things as it is. It was not a matter for the plenary to decide. It is for the Privileges Committee to make their pronouncement and then forward it to the Speaker.”
The case of Adwoa Sarfo has been pending for some time now since she failed to appear before the Privileges Committee of Parliament to explain herself.
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