The Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Edward Doe Adjaho has dismissed a motion filed by the Minority in Ghana’s Parliament to impeach President John Dramani Mahama.
He threw out the motion based on technical grounds on Thursday after the House was recalled from recess for an emergency meeting.
Mr Adjaho in a show of his powers rejected the motion and asked the Clerk of Parliament to return the motion to the Member of Parliament (MP) who filed it.
He indicated that the matter was already under investigations by a constitutional body, which is the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ).
The Minority in Parliament filed a motion seeking a Parliamentary investigation into the controversial ford gift received by president Mahama from his Burkinabe contractor friend.
The group further wanted Parliament to establish whether the president breached the constitution by accepting the Ford gift and if it infringed the president’s own code of conduct.