Parliament may be on festive holidays but that has not stopped those affiliated to political parties in the country from keeping us updated with the nitty gritty of politics and what goes into governance.
The largest opposition political party, the National Democratic Congress, led by one of their ‘generals’ General Secretary Johnson Aseidu Nketiah has come out to accuse the governing New Patriotic Party of playing foul in the selection of both the first and second deputy speakers in parliament.
Aseidu Nketiah who has opened up on the genesis of the selection of Alban Bagbin’s deputies in parliament said that the NPP came begging the NDC for those two choices to be made and when the NDC out of good faith agreed to let them have their way, they went behind their backs and broke their trust.
“The leadership of NPP came to Parliament and actually came to beg us to allow them to select a first deputy speaker and in the end, word was sent from the Presidency that they are also begging, so we agreed. Still, they persisted and virtually begged us that they do not want to disgrace Ghana.”
“NDC does not want this country destroyed, so we agreed. Immediately, we agreed, the first statement that came from Osei-Kyei-Mensah after the swearing-in was that, we begged them and that there was no election in Parliament to select a first deputy speaker.”
“Those of you accusing NDC of not being interested in negotiations should listen carefully. As if that was not enough, immediately after the second deputy speaker was selected, he also addressed the press and declared his support for the NPP. What does that mean? [It meant] that the NPP used trickery to select the two deputy speakers,” he said.