The Supreme Court, in a majority ruling, denied a petition brought by private legal practitioner Justice Abdulai, requesting the court to reconsider its March 9 decision.
Even when presiding over legislative proceedings, a Deputy Speaker retains the ability to vote and can be counted as part of a quorum for decision-making, according to this ruling.
Mr. Abdulai, the petitioner, took the case back to the Supreme Court, claiming that the judges had made a mistake.
Mr. Abdulai argued that the court’s ruling was a miscarriage of justice and that it should be overturned.
Diana Asonaba, the Deputy Attorney General, disagreed.
She explained to the court that its review decision was restricted to correcting an obvious error and directing the court’s attention to issues that were not available to it or could not be located.
“The lengthy reference to past constitutions does not meet the evaluation standards.”
The plaintiff has failed to demonstrate how a miscarriage of justice occurred or any fresh information that should have been examined.
“The current application is unjustified and an outright abuse of the legal system,” she stated.
The application was dismissed by the court, which was presided over by Justice Jones Dotse, since it did not meet the level required for a successful review case.
“As a result, the application is dismissed,” Justice Dotse remarked.
Justices Dotse, Nene Amegatcher, Prof Ashie Kotey, Lovelace Johnson, Mariama Owusu, Celemence Honyenuga, Gertrude Torkonoo, Prof. Mensah Bonsu, and Emmanuel Kulendi heard the case under review.