February 4, 2019
Minister of Communications and Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West, Ursula Owusu Akuffu, has taken a swipe at the Minority and pointed out they do not have the right to determine who recognizes an MP.

According to the Ablekuma West lawmaker the law of the land imposes the right on any of “us as an MP” not because person A or B does that.

On Friday, just after adjournment in an interview with journalists Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu indicated that their side would not recognize an illegality, MP elect for Ayawaso West Wuogon due to the process leading to her election where the opposition National Democratic Congress had to withdraw due to the violence and shooting.

“Election was organize by the Electoral Commission and we have a duly elected MP, Lydia Seyram Alhassan, EC would give that information to the Speaker of Parliament and she would be sworn in as an MP, they cannot do fokoo”, she lamented in an interview.

She queried why the Minority is now calling for a by-partisan committee to look into what happened at Ayawaso West Wuogon; “how come did not make those calls years back at Atiwa and others when violence was unleashed on sitting Member of Parliament?”

The Communications Minister further noted that, the security people seen at the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election, were not party vigilantes as being said, but she is informed that they are national security operatives.

“They have every right to do their work overtly and covertly, that is their work if you challenge them, they would show you your smoothness level”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com