The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Bagbin has summoned the Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa to a meeting over his decision to resign from the Appointment’s Committee of the house.
The Legislator has in a widely circulated letter stated that he does not intend to serve on the committee for reasons he termed as ‘personal’ and one based on ‘principle’.
“I shall like to state that the reasons for this difficult decision is both personal and on principle,” was all Mr Okudzeto Ablakwa alluded to in his letter.
The former Deputy Education Minister said the Speaker must consider his resignation to take immediate effect.
As a result, the North Tongu MP stressed that he will, therefore, not be available for the vetting of President Akufo-Addo’s nominees for Deputy ministerial positions.
“May I extend to you leadership of the House, the Committee of Selection and the leadership of the great National Democratic Congress (NDC), my sincere gratitude for the opportunity to serve as a member of the 6th, 7th and 8th Parliaments of the Republic of Ghana,” concluded.
Rumours however states that the MPs decision to resign from the committee is one borne out of the tension between the grassroot of the NDC party and some of the Legislators.
In the midst of the confusion, GhanaNewsPage.Com sources in Parliament say the Speaker has summoned the MP for a meeting to discuss the reasons that informed Okudzeto’s decision to resign from the committee.
Our sources continued that there is also a simmering tension between the Volta Caucus of the House and the Northern Caucus.
This is borne out of the failure of the members of the Northern Caucus who constitute the leadership of the house to pay heed to concerns raised by their colleagues from the Volta Caucus.
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