Speaker Bagbin has not resigned from GBA – Law Society of Ghana

Speaker Alban SK Bagbin

The Law Society of Ghana (LSG) has put on record that never did the Speaker of Parliament state anytime during its interim executives’ courtesy call on him 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 practiced globally,” the Society clarified in a press release dated Sunday, September 25.

This follows widespread reports that Speaker Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin announced his resignation from the Association during the courtesy call on him on Tuesday, September 20 by the LSG.

The LSG led by Interim President Rockson Dafeamekpor was in the Right Honourable Speaker’s office to congratulate him on his elevation as President of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) of the world and also to introduce the new Law Society of Ghana to him.

The press release noted that Mr Bagbin, a former Member of Parliament, welcomed the formation of the LSG and pledged his unflinching support to the Interim Executives and the Society to establish and develop a better professional group.

He was very excited to learn from the Interim President, the novelty in roping on board not only lawyers but paralegals, law students at the Ghana School of Law and the Law Teaching Faculties at the Universities.

But he never talked about resignation from GBA.

It said the Speaker pointed out the fact that he together with learned senior Ward Brew, Esq, had actually earlier sponsored the formation of the Bar Association of Ghana (BAG) when the frustration from the GBA became unbearable, until the some impediments came their way, which impediments rendered the forward march of BAG impossible or near impracticable.

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By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana