Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin has warned that the recent phenomenon of citizens filing suits against passage of bills or the work of parliament will render the legislature useless.

Richard Sky and Amanda Odoi are at the Supreme Court seeking to injunct Parliament from transmitting the Human Sexual Rights and Family Values Bill to President Akufo-Addo.

A citizen has also filed a suit at the Apex Court against a petition to Parliament to probe the Cecilia Dapaah Saga.

Speaking during a debate on the propriety of the laying of the Standards Authority Pricing of Cement Regulation, the Speaker related to the possibility of someone heading to court over the LI as warned by Tamale South MP Haruna Iddrisu to declare that no court has the authority to stop parliament from doing its work.

The former Nadowli-Kaleo MP, however, stated after the legislative processes are over, the court can come in.

Alban Bagbin revealed he’s been inundated with suits seeking to stop parliament from undertaking its legitimate duties.

Though the speaker said his comments are without prejudice to the ongoing Supreme Court hearings, he urged MPs to pay serious attention to the development lest they lose their relevance.

Source: Kasapafmonline.com