The former Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Samuel Koku Anyidoho has lauded the government decision to retain the current Speaker of Parliament, Prof Mike Ocquaye in his second term saying we have no room to experiment with a rookie Speaker.
According to him, the current nature of the country’s parliament had no room to experiment with a new speaker adding it was a very prudent decision on the part of government to continue his tenure with the same speaker who led his first term in office
“If Prof Mike Oquaye is being retained as Speaker, it is a very prudent governance decision. With the tight Parliament we are going to have, we have no room to experiment with a rookie Speaker”.
Mr Anyidoho who is also the President of the Atta-Mills Institute made the comment on his twitter page on Tuesday, January 5, 2020.
If Prof Mike Oquaye is being retained as Speaker, it is a very prudent governance decision. With the tight Parliament we are going to have, we have no room to experiment with a rookie Speaker.
— Samuel Koku Anyidoho🇬🇭 (@KokuAnyidoho) January 5, 2021
NPP, NDC route for Speaker of Parliament position
Members of Parliament from both the New Patriotic Party(NPP) and the National Democratic Congress(NDC) are currently routing for the Speaker of Parliament to be chosen from their caucus due to their inability to secure a clear majority in the 2020 parliamentary elections.
So far the NPP has endorsed the current Speaker,Prof Mike Ocquaye to continue as the Speaker of the 8th Parliament while the NDC has routed for its longerst serving MP and Second Deputy Speaker in the 7th Parliament, Alban S.K.Bagbin for the position.