Alban Bagbin, the speaker of the Republic of Ghana has revealed to the ruling New Patriotic Party that it has no possession of power it thinks it does in the current 8th parliament of the country.
He explained that parliament is currently split and has nothing to do with minority-majority situations as compared to the past.
Mr. Bagbin said: “The 137137, it was the people who decided. There was no system
or formula put in place; the people just voted. One of the persons
who made them the majority, they didn’t want him, so he stood as
independent and beat the government candidate.”
“He is now the second deputy speaker, so actually, there is no majority. But, if not because of my impartiality, anytime they want to vote, I step aside, and one of them will come and sit down, and they’re 137137. So, they don’t have the power they think they have; they don’t have it at all”.
As per him, even with an equivalent number of seats for the NDC also, the NPP, the overseeing NPP is as yet distraught in Parliament since a portion of their NPPs are clergymen who regularly neglect to join in
He said the President is making endeavors to get him [the Speaker] to help such MPs who twofold as ministers to have the option to go to gatherings.
His remarks seem to negate an affirmation he made on the floor of parliament on January 15, 2021, such that the NPP Caucus and the Independent Fomena MP who had vowed support for the NPP were the larger part gathering of the house.
That was after Mr. Bagbin had perused the authority letter from the Fomena Independent MP, Andrew Asiamah Amoako announcing to work together, partner, and team up with the NPP side in the eighth Parliament.