The Member of Parliament for the North Tongu Constituency in the Volta Region has resigned from the Appointment Committee of Parliament.
The NDC MP who has served as a member of the committee for three consecutive terms, that is the 6th, 7th and 8th Parliament said his reasons were personal and on principles.
He noted he had taken the decision upon careful reflection and thoughtful consideration.
“This is to formally convey my decision to discontinue my membership of the Appointment Committee after days of careful reflection and thoughtful consideration,” he said.
“I shall like to say that the decision for this difficult decision are both personal and on principles”.
Mr Ablakwa tender in his resignation on Tuesday, March 30, in a letter addressed to the Speaker of Parliament Mr Alban Bagbin.
“Respectfully, do take note that my resignation is with immediate effect and therefore I shall not be available for the vetting of the nominees Deputy Ministerial position,” the letter reads.
He expressed his appreciation to the leadership of the house the, Selection Committee and the NDC for the opportunity to serve on the board.
The Appointment Committee of Parliament
The Appointment Committee of Parliament, a 25-members committee chaired by the First Deputy Speaker, Mr Joe Osei Owusu responsible for recommending to Parliament for approval or otherwise, persons nominated by the President for appointment as Ministers of State and their Deputies, Members of the Council of State etc. has come under intense scrutiny following the approval of all Ministers appointed by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in his second term.
The public , most of which members of the opposition National Democratic Congress were of the view that the Committee Specially, the NDC MPs on the Committee had failed them since they were not in support of some of the nominees.