LGBTQ+ saga: Attorney-General’s advice vindicates Bagbin – Minority

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The Minority of Parliament says the Attorney General’s advice to the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin on the matters relating to the LGBTQ+ bill and the suspension of the President’s ministerial nominees vindicate the Speaker.

“It is worth noting that whereas the Attorney-General in the letter to the Speaker purported to fault the Speaker’s ruling in the issue referenced above, he rather vindicated the position taken by the Rt. Hon. Speaker who merely took a cue from a precedent that was set by President Akufo-Addo based on an “advice” from this same Attorney-General.

“The Attorney-General’s claim that Mr. Speaker erred because there was no injunction in respect of the above-named suit is not borne out by the facts,” the Minority leader, Ato Forson explained in a statement dated March 25, 2024.

He continued: “The Speaker of Parliament rather stands vindicated in his decision to err on the side of caution, in view of the expressed injunctive relief that had been stated in the writ of summons, a copy of which was duly served on the Rt. Hon. Speaker on the 19th of March, 2024. By law, the plaintiff had 14 days to file a statement of case and an application for interlocutory injunction from the day that the Writ of Summons was issued.”

Attached below is the full statement

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