Issues about who occupies Majority in Parliament can be interpreted by the Speaker- Okudzeto

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Member of Parliament for the North Tongu Constituency, Hon. Okudzeto Ablakwa has said that the debate about who occupies Majority in Parliament can be best interpreted by the speaker of Parliament.

Read his statement below:

 

As the spotlight remains on the historic developments in Ghana’s 8th Parliament of the 4th Republic, I have keenly followed many interesting debates and multiple viewpoints about the implications of the current unprecedented and fascinating configuration of Parliament (137-137-1).

Matters relating to whether there is a majority caucus properly so called; the formula for committee membership allocations; which side chairs committees requiring majority control; should chairmanship of committees be shared equally to reflect current realities and so on and so forth.

Only one man can settle this debate and that man is the Speaker of Parliament.

Standing Order 5 provides: In case of doubt, these Orders shall be interpreted by Mr. Speaker as he deems fit.

Standing Order 6 presents even more authoritative clarity: In all cases not provided for in these Orders, Mr. Speaker shall make provisions as he deems fit.

As the courts have held, parliament is the master of its procedures. In addition to that, our Standing Orders confer on the Speaker of the Ghanaian Parliament tremendous powers which are extremely difficult to challenge.

I have deep confidence that the Rt. Hon. Alban S.K. Bagbin, Ghana’s most experienced and most decorated legislator who has been a treasure trove to the august House and now having been elected Rt. Hon. Speaker can surely be relied upon to bring to bear his fountain of rich and unmatched legislative knowledge as he rules shortly on all these vexed matters.

May God be his guide and may the supreme national interest be his inspiration.

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Ellis Ferdinand

Ellis Ferdinand is the Founder of Education Ghana Media Network ,a parent Company of EducationGhana.net ,an Online Education News Blog and Education Television, an Online Digital Television Channel. Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast respectively, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. Awards Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog EducationGhana.net. His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He was adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria.
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