April 12, 2021

In the wake of the 8th Parliament sharing equal numerical strength 137 to 137 and the only Independent lawmaker declaring to do business with the Majority side, Minority Leader has said he can only be successful with a minimum cooperation from the Majority side.

According to him it has not been easy for either him or the Speaker Rt. Hon Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin,   to the extent that some people have questioned their integrity and reputation.

Commending the Speaker at his thanksgiving mass in the Upper West Region last week, the Tamale South lawmaker noted that the Speaker’s task is unique at the same time challenging and daunting, more especially with the Executive president coming from a different political party.

“It is only you who can help navigate Ghana through the difficult waters; cooperation and compromises would be best pursuit in the interest of Ghanaians”.

And recounted that he had had discussion with the then Second Deputy Speaker Alban Bagbin, who had registered an NGO to contribute his part to governance, but little did, “we know that God’s favor would be with you”.

Mr. Iddrisu prayed for God’s favor, good health and long life for the Rt Hon Speaker Bagbin as he serves as the Speaker of the 8th Parliament.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com