Speaker Of Parliament To Meet With Leaders Of NPP And NDC In Parliament To Determine Majority And Minority Today
Should all go as planned, the Speaker of the 8th Parliament of Ghana, Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin will convene a meeting with the leadership of parliament of the two major political parties; New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) today.
The meeting as hinted by Chief Whip of the NPP MPs, Frank Annor Dompreh, will be held to enable the leadership bring to closure the rather disputed matter of which party has the majority in the 8th Parliament.
According to him, Parliament cannot continue in a manner as it did in its very first meeting, as chaotic and abusive of the offices the occupy. Mr. Annor Dompreh argued that the NDC’s aversive approach to the current composition of the house is unjustified.
The current composition of parliament stands at 137 for each parties plus one independent Member of Parliament for the Fomena Constituency, Andrew Amoakoh Asiamah. However, the Independent MP had assured of caucusing with the NPP, and thus would push the representation of the NPP to 138 against the NDC’s 137 seats.
Mr. Annor Dompreh argued that the NPP would form the majority in Parliament.
The NDC Chief Whip, Mubarak Muntaka who was among the panelist admitted that the meeting is crucial. He however shot down the NPPs belief they would win the majority in the House of Parliament.
Mr. Muntaka continued that the meeting would among others enable the House to define measures to guide future elections to avert any conflict.
“I’m sure the discussion will decide which action we take going forward.We will try to correct the wrongs and make sure by the time we going to vote, we stick strictly to the protocols. I believe that we need to put in measures to avoid it from recurring.”