The member of parliament for the Fomena Constituency in the Central Region, Andrew Asiamah Amoako has formerly written the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Kingsford Samani Bagbin to declare his intention to join the New Patriotic Party side in parliament for parliamentary business.
Mr. Amoako, a Lawyer by profession who won the Fomena seat as an independent candidate was nominated and sworn in as 2nd Deputy Speaker for the 8th parliament on January 7, 2021.
The honourable member of parliament representing the people of Fomena Constituency was a member of the 7th Parliament on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and had to be ‘kicked’ out of Parliament when he decided to contest the 2020 Parliamentary Election as an independent candidate, against the NPP in the Fomena Constituency.
Meanwhile, Member of Parliament for Builsa South, Clement Apak has hinted that there is the need for a legal interpretation of the meaning of what happened in parliament on January 13, 2021.
According to him, per the letter written by the Fomena MP to join the NPP sit, he forfeits his status as an independent candidate and therefore there is the need for an interpretation over his status, and until that is done to clear that the NPP are in the majority, members of the NPP should not try sitting at the majority side of parliament (the Right-hand side of the Speaker).
Below is the letter the Fomena MP wrote to the Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament.