March 12, 2024

The Majority Chief Whip Frank Annoh Dompreh has jumped to the defense of the Majority Leader Alexander Kwamena Afenyo-Markin over claims by the Minority that he attacked womanhood with comment against Jane Nana Opoku Agyeman, the running mate to the National Democratic Congress flagbear John Dramani Mahama.

According to him perish the thinking that John Dramani Mahama wins the upcoming Presidential election in December 2024 the NDC flagbearer will only do one term as president. Reasonably, the running mate Professor Jane Nana Opoku would be too old and there is no sense of urgency.

The Majority Leader, Afenyo Markin attacked the age of Professor Nana Opoku Agyeman when he was concluding debate on the State of the Nation Address on Monday, March 11, 2024.

But the Minority side would have none of that and demanded an apology from the Majority side, resulting in some confusion on the floor of the House compelling the second deputy Speaker to suspend proceedings for one hour.

Chief whip of the Majority after the females addressed the media, said “I do not think the Majority Leaders comment is an attack, even in our standing orders if someone says something that is impugning bad motive, you have the right to rise and take the person on. What our colleagues are doing is a strategy; they should learn to be tolerant and up their sense of tolerance”.

He further pointed out that “when the Minority Leader was speaking we all listened to him; he kept making reference to our flagbearer Dr. Bawumia. But the fact would be told about the poor performance of John Mahama. We would continue to expose that one, “no one should go on a crusade that we went on attack on womanhood, that we would never do”, he stated.

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