June 9, 2015

Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Edward Doe Adjaho has declared the Talensi seat vacant after the Member of Parliament for the area Robert Nachinab Doaneng Mosoore has resigned his position.

The Speaker announced the resignation on the floor of Parliament on Tuesday.

The former MP about a month ago was enskinned as the Paramount Chief of the Tongo Traditional Area, a position that bars him from engaging in active partisan politics.

Leadership of Parliament requested the Speaker to allow the former MP to be invited to the House to enable MPs eulogize and honour him as he is the first MP to be made a paramount chief, a plea which the Speaker agreed to.

Rt. Hon. Doe Adjaho congratulated the former MP and wished him well in all his endeavours.

The Speaker further directed the Clerk of Parliament to notify the Electoral Commission of this new development.

The current situation means that a by-election will be held soon to elect a successor to occupy the Talensi seat.

The Majority led by its Chief Whip, Mohammed Muntaka had previously piled pressure on the Speaker to declare the seat vacant.

Kwadwo Anim/Ghanamps.gov.gh