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Bagbin declares NPP majority in 8th parliament

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The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Bagbin, has finally settled the controversial question of which political party occupies the majority side of parliament.

The back and forth argument arose in parliament after both the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) all obtained 137 members of with 1 independent candidate.

It could however be recalled that the Member of Parliament (MP) for Fomena, Andrew Amoako Asiamah, in a letter dated January 13, 2021, confirmed he would do business with the NPP.

This brought the NPP group’s number to 138 as against 137 from the NDC.

Speaking therefore, at the first sitting after the swearing-in of the MPs last Thursday, Mr. Bagbin declared the NPP caucus in parliament together with the independent Fomena MP as the majority group in Ghana’s 8th Parliament.

He said “What we have now, you have the New Patriotic Party wing or caucus in Parliament together with the independent Member of Parliament from Fomena, and they now constitute the Majority group.”

The NPP MPs, amidst cheers and waving of handkerchiefs, sang in celebration of what could be termed as a declaration in their favour.

One could also say that the NPP MPs are were excited because they finally have what they set out for today when they showed up at the Chamber at about 3am to occupy the majority side in order to prevent their NDC counterparts from sitting there again.

Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Ghana

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