President of Distance Education Student Representative Council (SRC) of the University of Ghana, Daniel Adjumani, has vowed to ensure that the Speaker of the SRC General Assembly, and the SRC legal advisor are removed from office.
He says that the General Assembly Speaker, Emmanuel Owusu Ampem, does not deserve to remain at post after conducting himself in an unceremonious manner during two General Assembly meetings.
In an interview on Campus Exclusive, Daniel Adjumani narrated that the Speaker, during a virtual General Assembly meeting, walked out on members of the House after they were divided over a motion to cast votes by either using emojis or a Google form.
He says that the SRC legal advisor, Kwame Adusei is the main target to be removed from post as he has always stepped in to reinstate the Speaker when the House acts against him.
“We are told that we do not have the right to suspend the Speaker but the right we have is to remove him. To do that, we should first of all go for the SRC legal representative. Because at the first instance where we called for the suspension of the speaker, it was the SRC legal representative that was used at a point by the Isaac Agyemang administration to get him [Speaker] reinstated. So if you want to get the speaker sacked this time around, you have to pursue the legal representative,” he said
Daniel Adjumani says that until the Speaker apologizes to the House for his actions, he should not expect any show of respect from members of the House.
“If there is anybody that deserves my apologies, it should go to honorable members of the house whose ears have to suffer such injuries. As for the Speaker, I owe him no apology for continuously disrespecting the other bodies of the General Assembly and anytime he comes back and he, the Speaker, does apologize to the house, I will continue to disrespect him with other fellows. Because he has disrespected the entire house. The speaker is no person important than any other member of the house.”
Distance Education SRC President is not the only one who is yet to understand the actions of the Speaker during Wednesday’s virtual meeting.
General Assembly Clerk, Isaac Asare, said on Campus Exclusive that:
“I struggled to understand why a different link was sent. I have been surprised up to now. But, giving the controversy surrounding every issue yesterday, I would not be able to confirm. I would want to really do a verification of each and every person before I come out to speak. So I will plead with the public to hold on for a while,” he said on Campus Exclusive..
Story by: Eli Djomekou | universnewsroom.com