Minority Leader
December 2, 2021

In the wake of the Majority and Minority game of approving or rejecting the 2022 Economic policy statement of the government, Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu has said the Minority mean well for Ghana.

According to him they mean well for the economy of the country and it is not their intention that the economy would collapse on any of them both the Majority and Minority, “not even on President Nana Akufo-Addo that cannot be my wish”.

Mr. Iddrisu said the President should govern with respect to the provisions of the 1992 Republic constitution of Ghana, and added that Ghana’s parliamentary democracy should not suffer but the business of the House should not be subjected to new standards on critical matters.

“We would vote if they are more than us they are more than us, if we are more than them so be it. The days where they disrespected us is over; the first Deputy Speaker who should hold the fort abandoned it along the line, now he said he is not a speaker.  We should not get there, I have respect for him as an MP but we are all learning the lessons, it is not always the case that the majority would be more than us in the chamber in voting”.

At a press briefing on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 when the Minority challenged the Speaker for wanting to rule on their motion to overturn the rejection of the 2022 budget, the Minority Leader insisted that the Frist Deputy Speaker should have put the motion to a vote instead of ruling.

“Speaker Bagbin could not have been wrong in his ruling, they only walked out to avoid a vote lost because they were 137 and we were 137 less Adowa Safo. And again on quorum, if it is not raised, it is because we are masters of our own procedure under Article 110, business goes on”.

He emphasized that the walkout staged by the Majority signifies that they were disappointed in their own budget.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com