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You can’t communicate with parliament like the Executive’s subsidiary – Dafeamekpor to Presidency


Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor, a Member of Parliament for South Dayi, argues that Nana Bediatuo Asante, the President's Secretary, shouldn't think of Parliament as just another part of the Executive branch.


He accepts that Parliament and the Executive have equivalent power in government, with neither being subordinate to the next. On JoyNews, Dafeamekpor criticized a press release issued by the President's office. It asked Parliament not to send the anti-LGBTQ+ bill to the President until the Supreme Court figured out a problem with a case that was still going on.

He felt this solicitation was discourteous. "In this way, when you are behaving comparable to one more organ of state, you should act inside the conventions and the morals of those workplaces. You don't talk to parliament like we're subordinate to the Executive.


He stated on the AM Show on March 20, 2024, "The Clerk to Parliament is comparable to the Chief of Staff of the Presidency; he is comparable to the Judicial Secretary who occupies an office and operates under the office, operates and serves the Judicial Counsel, and serves the Chief Justice." Mr. Dafeamekpor noted that the Secretary to the President, Bediatuo Asante, was addressing his superiors when he wrote the press release, suggesting that his language and tone should have been more respectful.


He noticed that Bediatuo stood firm on the foothold of secretary to the President when the minority in Parliament scrutinized the legality of the e-demand regulation. During that case, the administration conjured the "assumption of the capability of the President" contention.

Mr. Dafeamekpor contended that the equivalent "assumption of the capability of the President" applies to the ongoing LGBTQ case. "Assuming you take a gander at the expectation in Article 1068 of the Constitution in regard of this, there are clear timetables to be followed when this occurs.


The president can't say that he won't receive the bill after it passes through the mill and is signed into law and sent to his or her office.


He must take action after receiving the bill. What steps are accessible to him? In something like seven days, you should illuminate parliament that as opposed to giving parliament a prompt highlight to the bill, 'I have alluded it to the Chamber of the State for exhortation, and in that reference to the Board of the Express, the president is to show to the Committee of the Express the piece of the law or part of the law that he figures they should focus on and exhort him.


"He needs to give that sign; in the event that he isn't making a reference to the Chamber of the State and needs to reject it appropriately, he should, in no less than 14 days of practicing that denial, educate parliament in regards to a piece regarding the bill proposing changes to them and supporting the amendment."

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