2024 election: My vote will count on how the anti-LGBTQI bill is treated – Senanu

Co-chair of the Citizens Movement against Corruption, Edem Senanu has said that he will vote in this year’s elections based on how the anti-LGBTQI bill is treated by the Presidency.

He says he is unhappy with the way and manner the bill has been treated by the Presidency.

Speaking on the Key Points on TV3 on Saturday May 11 in relation to the Supreme Court case on the bill, he said “It has never happened in the history of this country that a bill is sent to the president before he receives it he says he is aware of a suit which has not even been filed. this is a political issue, it has implications for us, the party must recognize that those of us watching will vote based on how the bill is treated.

“My vote will count on its bill, let us serve this notice.”

The Supreme Court adjourned the case against the anti-LGBTQI bill indefinitely.

The apex court on Wednesday, May 8 held the view that the documents presented to it by the Speaker of Parliament contained intemperate language. Hence they have directed the lawyers of the Speaker to file new documents.

Prior to adjournment, the court had dismissed the preliminary objection by the lawyer of the Speaker of Parliament, Thaddeus Sory in the case against the anti-LGBTQI bill.

When the court sat to hear the case which was carried live on television, Lawyers for broadcast journalist Richard Sky who filed the case, sought to amend one of the reliefs on the motion for injunction.

Lawyer for the Speaker of Parliament Thaddeus Sory objected to this.

He argued that he had already indicated in documents filed earlier that his side objected to how that relief had been couched and so allowing them to amend it would defeat his objection.

After hearing the arguments, the Justices of the Apex Court chaired by Chief Justice Gertrude Torkoornoo ruled that “our considered view is that the preliminary objection is unnecessary and does not seek to assist any process before this court. Every party has an inherent right to present the appropriate formulation of their reliefs or other process before the court to enable the court to determine the real matters in controversy. The objection is dismissed.”

The Chief Justice further told the lawyers of the speaker that “You have taken our time and energy for nothing.”

Ghanaian Journalist, Richard Dela Sky, and Researcher Dr. Amanda Odoi are set to appear before the Supreme Court today, Wednesday, May 8, 2024, to move their respective lawsuits challenging the passage of the anti-LGBTQ+ Bill.


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