Bagbin has not resigned from Ghana Bar Association – Dafeamekpor

The Law Society of Ghana (LSG) has debunked rumours and media reports that the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has resigned from the Ghana Bar Association (GBA).

It says such reports are false and misleading because the Speaker has never uttered such a statement in any of his engagements.

“It must be placed on record that nowhere in the Speaker’s welcoming remarks during our visit did he ever state that he has resigned from the Ghana Bar Association (GBA).

“In his remarks, he expressed in strong words his revulsion about the state of the GBA and wishes to see a change for a better Bar Association committed to the aims, objectives and ethics as captured and practised globally,” a statement signed by LSG’s acting President, Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor, clarified.

On Tuesday, September 20, the leadership of the Society paid a courtesy call on the Speaker to, among other things, congratulate Mr Bagbin on his elevation as President of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.

The visit was also to introduce the group to him.

It was after that meeting that rumours suggesting the Speaker has exited the GBA began circulating.

“According to the Rt. Hon. Speaker, the GBA has now become too elitist, stressing that he used to pay his dues religiously until it came to his attention that any lawyer that had a close association with the then Public Tribunal Court was not recognised and paid their last respects by the GBA, upon death.

“He cited instances. As a result, his interest in the GBA has diminished and with it the non-payment of his membership dues,” the LSG explained.

Meanwhile, the Speaker welcomed the formation of the Law Society of Ghana and pledged his support to the interim executives.

He charged the LSG to seek to shape national discourse and fight against injustice in all forms in Ghana.


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