January 15, 2021


The jubilation from the New Patriotic Party caucus that greeted the declaration of the New Patriotic Party and the Independent Formena Member of Parliament as the Majority group on the first sitting of the 8th Parliament on Friday, January 15, 2021 was short-lived with further explanations from the Speaker.

The NPP caucus was seen in a jubilant mood with many of them waving white handkerchiefs to signify victory when the Speaker made the announcement.

However, before proceedings came to a halt for the day, Haruna Iddrisu, leader of the National Democratic Congress called the attention of the Speaker to clarify his position on his declaration with both parties having the same numerical strength.

This, the speaker clarified saying, “I haven’t said that the NPP has a majority in Parliament, I said with the Association of the independent candidate, they have a majority group. No part has a majority in Parliament.

He assured the house that time will tell and bring clarity to which side has the majority in the house, as some MPs would have to wait to know their full status with the cases at the courts.

Dominic Shirimori/Ghanamps.com