The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin says the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Caucus and the Independent MP for Fomena Constituency establish the lion’s share bunch in Parliament.
This choice as indicated by the Speaker depends on a proper letter by Andrews Asiamah Amoako, advising him of his aim to work with the NPP Caucus in Parliament.
“What we have now, you host the New Patriotic Get-together wing or assembly in Parliament along with the autonomous Member of Parliament from Fomena, and they currently comprise the Majority gathering,” he said during the second sitting of the eighth Parliament, Friday.
The presentation by the Speaker stops a long time of discussion between the individuals from the two councils in Parliament on who can guarantee larger part status.
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With both the NPP and NDC having 137 individuals each, the NDC had contended that there will at this point don’t be a greater part or minority side.
The head of the NDC Caucus, Haruna Iddrisu talking at a question and answer session on Thursday, demanded that the Fomena MP joining the NPP Caucus doesn’t give them 138 or dominant part numbers in the eighth Parliament.
Refering to Article 97 Clause 1 of the 1992 constitution, which says ‘a Member of Parliament will empty his seat on the off chance that he was chosen as an autonomous competitor and joins an ideological group’ Mr. Iddrisu forewarned the Fomena MP that any endeavor to join the NPP will be in penetrate of the article.
“We have heard that the Fomena MP, who is the lone autonomous MP has kept in touch with the Speaker and I am citing verbatim from his content that ‘I will, for the motivations behind executing business in the House partner with the NPP.’ Get the words, he didn’t state ‘I am joining the NPP’.”
“He isn’t trying to join the ideological group, in this way, no one ought to do simple science of 137 in addition to one. Since all the Fomena MP said was ‘I will participate and work together’ and that is not the same as going along with,” he forewarned.
In any case, tending to a counter-question and answer session, the head of the NPP Caucus, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu said the sponsorship of the Fomena MP gives his side a preferred position.
As per him, as long as the Fomena MP keeps up his situation to sit with the NPP side of the House, the NPP will have a bigger number of numbers than the NDC, consequently, will be the greater part in Parliament.