A leading member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Brogya Genfi has described the Minority in Parliament’s call for the President of the Republic to resign as too lenient. He is calling on the Minority to rather trigger the impeachment process against President Nana Akufo-Addo immediately.
At a press conference in Accra on Friday, 8th March 2019, the Minority demanded an immediate resignation of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo over the Joy News documentary that alleges that the Osu Christianborg Castle, an annex of the President’s office, is being used for the training of a militia group. According to the Minority, the government’s complicity in the latest expose was unquestionable hence its demand for the President’s resignation.
“We insist that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo must resign as President of the Republic with immediate effect. The President has lost every moral authority to continue to occupy that high office after having been caught” in the action, the Minority observed”, the Deputy Minority Leader, James Klutse Avedzi, said.
In his reaction to the press conference held by the Minority, Brogya Genfi in a post on his Facebook wall is calling on the Minority to rather trigger the impeachment proceedings against the President. According to him, it is too lenient to initially demand the President’s resignation before resorting to other avenues.
Below is his Facebook post:
What the law says about impeachment of a President
Article 69 of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana spells out the procedure for the removal of a President from office. The procedure involves a tribunal which must be set up and chaired by the Chief Justice by a constitutional instrument, including the four most senior Justices of the Supreme Court purposely to determine whether there is a prima facie case for the removal of the President. Within fourteen days after the tribunal’s findings, parliament shall move a resolution to determine whether or not the President must be removed from office. The resolution must be supported by not less than two-thirds of all members of Parliament to cause the removal of the President from office.