Minority Leader
December 14, 2021

Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu said he disagrees with dismissal of his motion by the First Deputy Speaker who is acting as Speaker of Parliament, Joseph Osei-Owusu and describes his decision as “abuse of discretionary power”.

The First Deputy Speaker Joseph Osei-Owusu had refused a motion by the Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu to overturn his ruling of admitting a rejected motion on the 2022 Economic Policy of Government.

Majority side of the House approved the 2022 budget statement without the Minority; but the Tamale South lawmaker sought to overturn that decision with his motion, which was refused in a letter signed by the Clerk of Parliament, Cyril Nsiah.

On Monday, December 13, 2021 the Minority Leader also reply the First Deputy Speaker in a letter disagreeing with the position of the First Deputy Speaker. “Kindly take note that the NDC Minority Caucus which I lead and my good self vehemently disagree with your position on the motion and your conduct in this matter”.

“We take the strong view that your conduct affronts Order 79, 81, 82 and 90 of our Standing Orders and can no longer be tolerated.

In that regard, we are resolved to pursue this matter further with the Rt. Hon. Speaker upon his return”, the Minority leaders expressed in response to the First Deputy Speaker.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com