The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon Kingsford Alban Bagbin recently settled the discussion on which political Party is the majority in Parliament.
The Members of Parliament on January 15, 2021 met the Speaker of the House and it was normal that the present sitting, Speaker Alban Bagbin brings conclusion to the endless debate on who holds the Majority and Minority of the House.
Hon. Bagbin did exactly as it was highly expected by settling the discussion. As declared by the Speaker, the ruling New Patriotic Party with the association of the Independent candidate have the majority gathering in Parliament .
After this news broke that the Speaker of Parliament has proclaimed the NPP as majority in Parliament however the NDC has stated from Alban Bagbin’s own words that, the Speaker’s declaration was misquoted because no Party has the necessary number to frame the majority in Parliament.
The Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, Sam George took to Twitter to post precisely what the Speaker said.
He said; “I haven’t said that the NPP have a majority in Parliament. I said with the association of the independent candidate, they have a majority group. No party has a majority in Parliament.”
According to Sam George, Alban Bagbin has not declared the New Patriotic Party (NPP) as the majority in Parliament hence the NPP has misquoted him.
Meanwhile, both parties are in court over the results from 16 constituencies
Each of them is challenging the results from eight constituencies.
The NPP is challenging results in the Buem, Kintampo North, Savelugu, Pusiga, Jomoro, Assin North, Banda and Krachi West constituencies.
The NDC, on the other hand, is challenging results in the Techiman South, Hohoe, Tano South, Tarkwa Nsuaem, Essikado Ketan, Tema West, Zabzugu and Sefwi Wiawso constituencies.