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“President cannot extend tenure if we don’t hold election this year”--- Inusah Fusinie


Member of Parliament for Tamale Central, Inusah Abdulai B. Fusinie has said under the current constitution of Ghana if elections are not held in December 2020, the President cannot extend his mandate beyond four years.     

According to him the Legislature can extend its tenure beyond four years in the wake of COVID-19 and with uncertainty of which register would be used for the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
 
“It is an entrenched provision in the 1992 Constitution, tenure of the President cannot travel beyond four years; we pray that we do not get there otherwise we would be running into a constitutional crises. What my mind tells me is that when it comes to that point it is only Parliament who can extend its mandate by a resolution”.

And further added that Parliament would determine who take over, and pointed out further that for the Speaker or Chief Justice to take over as a President, there should be in place a President or Vice President who is unable to perform their duties.

“We have a condition precedence, for the Speaker and Chief Justice to take over Article 91 of the 1992 constitution”.
 
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