The Upper East Development Association (UDA) has congratulated President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on his inauguration as president elect to serve his second term of office as President of Ghana; with a call on security agencies to fully investigate the chaos that characterized the election of the Speaker of Ghana’s 8th Parliament last Thursday.
In a press release signed by its Convenor, William Anamoo Atindana, UDA said “The Ghanaian people have once again reposed their trust, confidence and sovereignty of the state into your care not only as an appreciation for the achievements you have chalked in your first term of office but also as a reminder of the many greater things left to be done for the dreams of our forebearers to be realized.”
“We also want to use this medium to convey in cold prints and to condemn in no uncertain terms the actions of Parliamentarians on the floor of Parliament in the early hours of Thursday 7th January, 2021 in an attempt to elect a Speaker to steer the affairs of the 8th Parliament of the 4th Republic.
Parliamentarians carry the sovereign will of their constituents in trust to act in their interest and must be guided by those ideals.”
According to the association, “It was shameful to say the least as the state military was called to restore calm among elected law makers due to hours of unresolved chaos and rancor exhibited by unapologetic elected members of Parliament.”
It is therefore called on the “Security agencies to fully investigate the uncouth behavior exhibited by elected members of Parliament and bring to book the dishonorable members who brought the name of an institution like the Parliament of Ghana into disrepute.”
Meanwhile, members of UDA, according to the statement are “confident that both sides of this hung Parliament will be guided by weaving their political differences of NDC and NPP into a strong fabric of oneness for the supreme interest of the Ghanaian people in ensuring good governance in directing the business of the state on the path of continued progress and development.”
Find the full statement below