Speaker To Settle Majority, Minority ‘Confusion’ Today

The Speaker of Parliament Rt Honorable Alban Bagbin is expected to douse the tension that has arisen between the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC) Members of Parliament in the House.

This comes after the NDC caucus dismissed assertions by the colleagues from the governing party that the NPP lawmakers are the majority side following the decision of the Fomena Independent MP to do business with them.

Haruna Iddrisu, leader of the NDC caucus said the letter written to the Speaker of Parliament by Fomena MP Mr Andrew Asiamah Amoako, did not state that he was joining NPP side in the House therefore, the governing party cannot claim to have majority seats.

The Fomena lawmaker who is also the 2nd Deputy Speaker on Wednesday January 13 officially wrote to the Speaker of Parliament, Rt Hon. Alban Bagbin informing him about his decision to associate himself with the NPP caucus in Parliament.

Analysts have said this will mean, the NPP is most likely to form the Majority in Parliament pending the results of the series of court actions the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has initiated against some Parliamentary seats which were won by the NPP in the December 7 2020 elections.

At the moment, both the NPP and the NDC have 137 seats each but the the Independent MP’s decision to join the governing party will bring the difference to one.

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