NPP is prepared to take Majority seats by ‘hook or crook’— Annoh-Dompreh
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Nsawam Adoagyiri, Frank Annoh-Dompreh has expressed the preparedness of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to gain majority in parliament by “hook or crook.”
According to him, the party will device any means to be the majority in parliament even if the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) will battle with them.
Speaking in a media interview, Mr Annoh-Dompreh stated that the NPP will by all means possible take their rightful place as Majority in Parliament come Friday, January 15.
He emphatically indicated that the NPP would not tolerate any act that would undermine their rightful position in the House.
“On Friday, we will sit at where we have to sit. Whatever we will do to sit at where we have to sit, we will sit there and they must understand this,” Mr Annoh-Dompreh stated.
According to him, should the NPP MPs be confronted by the NDC caucus, they “will resort to reasonable force to go back to where they belong, the Majority side.”
The NPP’s Chief Whip stated that the notion of Majority by the NDC is misplaced since the Fomena MP identified with the NPP caucus.
This act, he indicated strongly emphasised their position in the chamber without a doubt.
“Even when we were being sworn in, the MP for Fomena identified with us [NPP]. He sat with us after we had been sworn in. The issues about who is in the Majority is not in contention,” Mr Annoh-Dompreh stated.
However, he urged both sides of the House to reach a resolution to prevent any clash during subsequent sittings.
Per the standing orders in Parliament, the Majority caucus occupies seats to the right hand side of the Speaker and the Minority caucus to the left.
Parliament will have its third sitting on Friday following the inauguration of the eight Parliament and swearing-in of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as president.