It was all joy for the ruling New Patriotic Party’s members of Parliament and supporters at home when, the Speaker Of Parliament for the 8th Parliament after the fourth Republic, Honorable Alban Bagbin stated that, The NPP members in parliament and the Independent MP put together makes the majority group in parliament.
This comes after the Speaker Of Parliament had read the official letter from the Fomena Independent MP, Andrew Asiamah Amoako a former member of the NPP declaring to do business, associate and collaborate with the NPP side in the 8th Parliament.
The NPP MPs upon hearing that from the Speaker Of Parliament were over excited as the Jubilate massively in parliament insinuating that the NPP has the majority in parliament now.
This got the leader of the NDC In Parliament, Hon. Haruna Iddrisu to question Mr. Alban over the supposed declaration of the NPP being the majority in parliament.
According to Mr Haruna, the ruling party in parliament Jubilated when he[Alban Bagbin] said “Majority group” in parliament hence demanded clarification on that since officially both parties have 137 members each in parliament.
Hon Alban Bagbin in response clarified that, he didn’t stated that the NPP has the majority in parliament as insinuated.
“..I will try to clarify what I stated, the word group means more that one and before I used the phrase, I did stated that no party has more than the other in terms of numbers but since the Independent member decided to do business, to associate in the conduct of business on the floor of the house with the NPP wings, caucus in parliament, the two put together now constitute majority parliament group.. I haven’t stated that the NPP has the majority in parliament.. I haven’t stated that ..” Alban Bagbin Said.
Hon Alban Bagbin has now cleared the air on the fact that, collaboration and association between the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the Independent Member of Parliament (MP) for Fomena makes them the majority group in the 8th Parliament but not the NPP as the majority in Parliament as circulated.