According to a leaked letter sighted, the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has finally won majority in parliament after Fomena Member of Parliament (MP) and Second Deputy Speaker Andrew Asiamah Amoako who holds the ticket to deciding the majority submitted an official letter to the Speaker of Parliament.
The Member of Parliament for Fomena in the leaked letter announced that for purposes of transacting business in the house of parliament, he would associate with the NPP.
He made this disclosure in the letter dated 13th January, 2021 with reference FC/MP/021/007.
The content of the letter reads,
“DECLARATION TO DO BUSINESS WITH THE NPP CAUCUS
I, Andrews Asiamah Amoako, an independent Member of Parliament for Fomena Constituency and now the 2nd Deputy Speaker for the same Parliament do hereby declare that, I shall, for purposes of transacting business in the house associate with the NPP Caucus in the Eighth Parliament. For the avoidance of doubt, I do hereby affirm that I shall cooperate and collaborate with the NPP Caucus in the Eighth Parliament.
Dated this 13th Day of January, 2021.”
Honourable Andrew Amoako Asiamah was going to be the deciding factor in avoiding chaos when sitting resumes on Friday, 15th January 2021 because of the fact that both the NPP and NDC have 137 seats each.
Meanwhile, Member of Parliament for Builsa South Dr Clement Apaak had sent a word of caution to the New Patriotic Party caucus against forcefully occupying the majority side of the House when sitting resumes.
However, the NPP through their Deputy leader Alexander Afenyo-Markin sent an official letter to the speaker asking that they be declared majority.
Consequently, there has been series of discussions between the leaders of both parties in parliament which has up till today proved futile and remains at a deadlock on who becomes majority.
But Deputy whip of the NPP, Habib Iddrisu is of the firm believe that the matter will be settled amicably by Friday.
Source: Opera News