President Akufo-Addo, in a letter to Parliament, outlined his reasons, citing potential financial implications on the state's consolidated fund and a violation of Article 108 of the constitution, for not approving the Criminal Offences Amendment Bill and the Ghana Armed Forces Amendment Bill presented by MP Francis Xavier Sosu.
Majority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu disagreed with the Speaker's language, stating, “If the Speaker disagrees with him, it is legitimate, and he could have ended at that. I disagree with the opinion of the president. Then maybe I also come up with my understanding of the law. But we all saw and heard the rather visceral language of the speaker. I thought it was most unfortunate. The Speaker, after reading it, goes on his own frolic and attacks the president, and I felt it was most unfortunate.”