The leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) caucus in Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu has said the NPP are not the majority in Parliament despite the Fomena MP choosing to side with them.
The Fomena MP, Hon. Andrews Amoako Asiamah who is an independent candidate on January 13, 2021 chose to side with the NPP in Parliament.
Many are of the view that since the Fomena lawmaker who is also the second deputy speaker has chosen to side with the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) makes the party the majority in Parliament.
But at a press briefing, Hon. Haruna Iddrisu has explained that though Hon. Amoako Asiamah has chosen to side with the NPP doesn’t make them the majority in Parliament.
“Let me assure the Ghanaian people that the NDC 137 MPs have no difficulty sitting to the left of the Speaker so long as our numerical strength is respected and respected in the composition of committees and in the determination of leadership of committees, whilst we continue to pursue legitimate legal and constitutional processes to procure what we deserve as a majority party, someone will say, what is on the left or what is on the right, we have no difficulty at all,” Mr Iddrisu said.
“Advisedly and wisely, he is not seeking to join a political party and therefore nobody should do an easy mathematics of a 137 plus one. I will cooperate, or I will collaborate does not mean I am joining, or I am crossing over because it has its own constitutional implications which probably will require that a by-election be conducted if he was to join a political party,” Mr Iddrisu indicated.