The Chief Executive Officer of the Atta-Mills Institute, Mr Samuel Koku Anyidoho has said he and many others await the decision the National Democratic Congress(NDC) concerning the resignation of the Member of Parliament for the North Tongu Constituency, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa from the Appointment Committee of Parliament.
Mr Anyidoho who was recently suspended from the NDC said the party had expelled others who committed no such crime indicating a single person in Parliament boldly spat in the face of the party’s decision.
“So, a single person in Parliament brazenly spits in the face of his Party’s decision – saying, he has ‘Principles”: Since the Party has expelled people who committed no such crimes; we wait to see the decision of the Party as regards the current issue”.
So, a single person in Parliament brazenly spits in the face of his Party's decision – saying, he has 'Principles": Since the Party has expelled people who committed no such crimes; we wait to see the decision of the Party as regards the current issue.
— Samuel Koku Anyidoho🇬🇭 (@KokuAnyidoho) April 1, 2021
Okudzeto Ablakwa quit Appointment Committee
Mr Anyidoho made the remarks on his twitter handle a day after the North Tongu MP resigned from the Appointment Committee which he had served for three (3) consecutive terms, that is the 6th, 7th and 8th Parliament.
Although, Mr Ablakwa cited personal and principles as his reasons for forfeiting his long served role, many had indicated it had something to do with the unanimous approval of the Finance Minister-designate, Mr Ken Ofori Atta by both the Minority and Majority MPs on the Committee.
Ofori-Atta’s approval: it was the NDC’s decison
The unanimous decision the NDC had however, noted it was their decision and not the Minority MPs’
“There was a party decision that let President Akufo-Addo have his Finance Minister and that has been achieved. It is the position of the party that if President Akufo-Addo thinks that he wants a lame-duck Minister of Finance, let him have it,” the General Secretary of the party, Mr Asiedu Nketia told Joynews.