The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, has mentioned that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo cannot remove him from office. According to Bagbin, he, on the other hand, can remove Akufo-Addo from his office as president. In a report filed by 3news.com.gh, he said the law gives Parliament, which he heads, the powers to remove a president but does not give the same powers to a president to be able to remove the speaker.
“… as Speaker, the president cannot remove me, but I can through Parliament get the president] removed,” he said.
Speaking at the post-budget forum held at Ho in the Volta Region, Bagbin was concerned that Parliament approves budgets that benefit the executive more than the legislature and the judiciary. “This year, all the laws we have been passing are laws we passed to benefit the executive, even we forget about Parliament in the language we use, this is self-inflicted we must correct it”, he said. He however added that though he has such powers, he will not do it.