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Minority in Parliament taking into consideration authorized motion next Speaker’s ‘dictatorial’ suspension of sitting


The Minority in Parliament is contemplating legal action following the suspension of sitting down by Speaker Aaron Mike Oquaye on Saturday.

Tamale South MP, Haruna Iddrisu who is the Minority Leader, informed journalists that they “will contemplate measuring his [Prof. Oquaye’s] conduct and questioning his carry out by the standing orders [of parliament] and in the exceptional courts of Ghana.”

The Home was because of to rise on Saturday and be adjourned for some two months.

But the Speaker rather suspended sitting indefinitely telling MPs, “we are unable to go on vacations because we are not in normal occasions,” in reference to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Minority in Parliament
Speaker Mike Oquaye

The selection suggests the Speaker can remember legislators on any working day he chooses to, without the need of the essential 14-day observe.

The Nationwide Democratic Congress MPs explained the Speaker as a dictator next his announcement.

They bemoaned deficiency of session in Prof. Oquaye’s conclusion.

“What he has accomplished remains the gravest ever threat to parliamentary democracy in Ghana and an assault on the minority in parliament.

“He basically does not respect thanks process. He basically does not respect rule of law,” Mr. Iddrisu pressured.

The NDC MPs say they are not in opposition to a recall of parliament to offer with issues of Covid-19 but the Speaker must regard the regulations.

Majority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, nevertheless, defended the Speaker, arguing that the standing orders of parliament say “in all situations not delivered for in these orders, the Speaker shall make conclusions as he deems in shape.”

He even further mentioned that the Minority Leader has refused to attend pre-sitting conferences with the Speaker and as a result there was no way to check with him.

The pandemic, has meanwhile, contaminated a lot more than a million folks globally, with much more than 57,000 lifeless.


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