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Haruna Iddrisu Accuses Alban Bagbin of Breaching Constitution over Parliamentary Service Board Reconstitution

Haruna Iddrisu, the immediate past Minority Leader in Parliament, has raised concerns about Speaker Alban Bagbin’s handling of the re-composition of the Parliamentary Service Board. He accused Bagbin of failing to comply with Article 124 of the 1992 Constitution, which mandates the formation of a committee to advise the Speaker on re-composing the board following leadership changes in the Minority caucus last year.

Iddrisu criticized the prolonged absence of the reconstituted board, chaired by Bagbin, and emphasized that no one, including Bagbin, is above the constitution. He stated, “The changes in the Minority leadership happened over a year ago, so over the year, what has the Parliamentary Service Board been doing with the Speaker as chair with the participation of Ato Forson? That is unconstitutional, illegal, and unacceptable.”

In response, Majority Leader Alexander Afenyo-Markin refuted Iddrisu’s claims, asserting that Speaker Bagbin followed due process in re-composing the Parliamentary Service Board. He stated, “When you left the chair, the needful, as you complained about, was done, and the record bears me out. You are arguing that constitutionally, why has Speaker [Alban] Bagbin breached the constitution, and I did contend that he has not? The former leader of this House did the needful.”

The dispute between Iddrisu and Bagbin highlights the complexities surrounding the re-composition of the Parliamentary Service Board and underscores the importance of adherence to constitutional processes in governance.

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