The Member of Parliament for South Dayi, Hon. Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor, has explained why Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin is the second most powerful person in Ghana.
He stated that constitutionally, Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is only a subservient to the President Akufo-Addo; hence, cannot be said to be the second most powerful person in the country.
According to him, Speaker Alban Bagbin “is number two because in the scheme of things, we never voted for the Vice-President, so he’s subservient to the President.”
“That’s a very serious election. The procedure for doing that [electing the Speaker] is constitutionally determined so that was a public election; that was a national election,” he said in an interview on Prime Morning on Wednesday, November 24, 2021.
This comes after the Speaker stated at a post-budget workshop in Ho that “my colleagues in the Supreme Court actually told me that ‘you are not Number 3, you are Number 2. All those who were present at that meeting were convinced when the Supreme Court judge made the submission and justified it.”