The immediate-past Majority Leader in Parliament, Osei-Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, says the Party (NDC and NPP) that shapes the Majority side in Ghana’s 8th Parliament shall be known on Friday, January 15, 2021, when the House has its first sitting.
As of now, both the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) have 137 parliamentarians each with one Independent Member of Parliament (MP) making up the 275 Parliamentarians in Ghana’s Parliament.
The National Democratic Congress and the New Patriotic Party have both claimed the majority title for themselves.
Addressing this on Kasapa FM, Mr Mensah-Bonsu said however the Independent MP for Fomena, Andrews Asiamah Amoako, has openly expressed that he will work with the NPP once again after he was sacked from the Party.
The Fomena MP, who has been elected the Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, it would be recalled, was dismissed as a member of the ruling party following his decision to break away ahead of the December 7, 2020, parliamentary election.
He was subsequently dismissed from parliament by 7th Speaker of Parliament, Aaron Mike Oquaye.
This was in line with Article 97 (1)(g) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana which indicates that a Member of Parliament shall vacate his seat “if he leaves the party of which he was a member at the time of his election to Parliament to join another party or seeks to remain in Parliament as an independent member.”
It’s now up to the Formena MP to decide whether to join the New Patriotic Party or the National Democratic Congress to make up the majority in Parliament. Alban Bagbin chose He Formena MP as the 1st Deputy Speaker of Parliament.
Will Hon Andrew Asiamah pay back the appointment of the NDC or still reiterate on joining the NPP? We live to witness