January 4, 2013

The NDC MPs are angry at their counterparts in the Minority, for the NPP’s decision to boycott Monday’s inauguration ceremony for President-elect, John Dramani Mahama.

The Majority MPs described the decision as shameful and pathetic.

The NPP took the decision after a National Executive Committee meeting on Wednesday, saying attending the swearing-in ceremony of the President will run counter to the case it has filed at the Supreme Court, challenging the election of John Mahama.

But the NDC MPs say the decision clearly portrays the NPP and its MPs as bad losers.

MP for Ashaiman Alfred Agbesi poured his anger on the Minority, describing them as “a bunch of confused people”, who do not want to see the country progress.

Mr. Agbesi rejected suggestions that the action by the Minority will dent the image of the country internationally.

Deputy Majority leader Abdul Rashid Pelpuo said the move by the Minority “amounts to clear intolerance in the face of failure to win an election”.

He said the NPP has consistently showed that they cannot accept results when it goes against what they expect.

Mr. Pelpuo they are unfazed by the decision by the Minority since the NDC has a good majority in Parliament.

But incoming deputy Minority leader, Dominic Nitiwul has told Joy News that subsequent to the boycott of the inauguration, the Minority caucus will in consultation with the party, take other actions in the interest of the party, its supporters and the country until a verdict is announced by the Supreme Court.