Jul 31, 2012 at 12:28pm Speaker suspends Parliament without announcing Veep nomi

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The Speaker of Parliament has suspended today's sitting of Parliament without announcing the name of President John Mahama's Vice-Presidential nominee, Citi News correspondent Richard Sky reports.

Ahead of today's sitting of the House widespread media reports had quoted various unnamed government sources as having said the President will cause his choice of Vice-Presidential nominee to be announced by the Speaker today.

It was to be in keeping with Article 60 (10) of the 1992 Constitution, which demands that, "The Vice-President shall, upon assuming office as President under clause (6) of this article, nominate a person to the office of Vice-President subject to approval by Parliament."

The reports were fuelled by the President's own comments on Monday that he will name his deputy before close of the week. But minutes after MPs corrected the votes and proceedings of last Friday's sitting of the House, the Majority Leader, Cletus Avoka, read out a detailed program drawn to ensure lawmakers participate in the one week commemoration of President John Atta Mills' death.

He announced among other things that a delegation of MPs will visit the private home of the late President to mourn with his wife, Naadu Mills.

Mr. Avoka also said a Parliamentary delegation will visit President Mahama later in the day to sympathize with him. The Speaker then suspended the House until 1:30 pm by which time sitting will resume.

-- Treasure2 (f) at 31-07-2012 04:23PM
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Ghana awaits the result
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