Speaker Election: I think Seth Yeboah is playing with a live wire - Hon. Dr. Rashid Pelpuo

The speakership election was lost by the NPP Appointee who happens to be the former Speaker of the house. However, the disgruntlement inside the House during Speaker's electionsbeing put aside legitimised the winner as RT. Hon. Alban Sumani Bagbin.

Information about a challenged voter among the NDC Caucus has being taken to the laws in attenpt to nullify NDC victory inside the House and a Writ was filed by Seth Yeboah over the election of the Speaker of Parliament.

In Response, MP for Wa, Hon. Dr. Rashid Pelpou warns "I think Seth Yeboah is playing with a live wire and no one should give him the oxygen to see his own electrocution."

He writes:

The Writ supposedly filed by Seth Yeboah over the election of the Speaker of Parliament is a stillborn baby. Obviously the gentleman is on a time wasting mission, perhaps propped up, like Carlos Ahenkora, by Party superiors.

He is on a wild fishing expedition to test the law Lord's resolve to do the right by throwing the so called writ out of the window of the court with the rightful contempt it deserves.

Why this attempt would be a failure:

1. Hon James Quayson never received any writ prior to coming into the chamber to be duly sworn in to represent his people who voted him as a Member of parliament.

Though it has come out that the Clerk himself was not properly served what he did was to attempt to serve Hon Quayson' on the floor of parliament. This is contrary to our rules and our laws. In any case Hon Quayson was not an MP and could not have been served by the Clerk as if he was a member of the House.

2. Given that the most outrageous decision is taken to take away Hon Quayson's vote, Rt Hon Alban Bagbin would still have won with 137 votes for NDC to 136 for NPP. 

3. But if we were in a banana Republic with the unlikely supposition that the write succeeds, what will be the implications? 

a. The swearing in of parliament was illegal. MPs will not be Legitimate

b. The swearing in of the President was illegal. There was no Parliament and the President will not be legitimate plus the challenge of his legitimacy in court.

I think Seth Yeboah is playing with a live wire and no one should give him the oxygen to see his own electrocution.

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