Who Sits On the Majority Side Tomorrow?
As Ghana’s 8th Parliament officially begins work tomorrow, there are fears over a possible chaotic proceeding due to entrenched positions held by the two opposing sides, the NPP and NDC.
Both Parties have taken to various platforms to dare each other over who occupies the majority side due to the unprecedented hung nature of Ghana’s 8th Parliament.
The NDC caucus led by Tamale South MP, Haruna Iddrisu argues there is no clear majority in the current Parliament, hence all are entitled to any side of the chamber.
The ruling NPP, on the other hand argues the decision by the independent MP for Fomena to sit with the NPP side gives them a slim majority over the NDC.
Deputy leader of the NPP caucus Alexander Afenyo-Markin has officially written to Speaker Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin demanding the NPP be declared the majority.
Closed door meetings between the Speaker and leadership of the two caucuses have all ended in a deadlock.
The speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Bagbin is expected to rule on the matter on Friday, and pave way for work to begin on the consideration of new bills for Ghana’s 8th Parliament.