January 22, 2021

Speaker Rt. Hon. Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin has urged lawmakers to put finality to the confusion in the description of the New Patriotic Party (NNP) plus the Independent Fomena MP as “Group or Caucus”.

According to him, the Standing Orders of the House does not recognize the use of the word Majority caucus but by practice the word caucus is used and urged lawmakers to read their standing orders.
And added that in parliamentary practice there are parliamentary parties and the 8th Parliament has the NPP and the NDC and with the Fomena MP electing to do Business with the NPP, they form the Majority Group in the 8th Parliament.

He made this remarks on Friday, January 22, 2021 when the Majority Chief Whip Frank Annoh Dompreh did not take kindly to his colleagues Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa and Suhuyini Alhassan Sayibu refereed to his side as the “Majority Group”.

Mr. Speaker said, “I don’t want any more confusion on this matter, I have given my ruling your side is the Majority Group”.

He further noted that the Majority Group are led by the Majority Leader Osei-Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu and the Minority Leader is Haruna Iddrisu and citied Order 168 to back his point and added that, he is guided by the standing orders.

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