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General News Thu, 21 Nov 2002

Article 5(7)5 of constitution Is Exclusive to sitting President

The chairman of the parliamentary committee on Judicial Affairs, Hon. Kwame Osei Prempeh has noted that, Article 57(5) of the constitution which bars a sitting president from being summoned to court is a blanket one exclusive to only the president.

The chairman of the parliamentary committee on Judicial Affairs, Hon. Kwame Osei Prempeh has noted that, Article 57(5) of the constitution which bars a sitting president from being summoned to court is a blanket one exclusive to only the president. He said, Parliamentarians who are on their way to attend business in Parliament, are however barred from being issued with a court summon. Hon. Osei Prempeh however said, does not make it explicit that, sitting members of Parliament are barred entirely from being served with a court summon. He was speaking in an interview with Peace Fm on the minority’s boycott of parliamentary proceedings.

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