The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Caucus in Parliament says it will propose candidates for the Speaker and other leadership positions in the house when the eighth parliament is inaugurated.
The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa told Citi News the NDC will constitute a majority in the house based on what they term as the true collation of the results of the parliamentary elections.
“We are preparing to also have the first Deputy Speaker and we have a slate. When Parliament convenes, we will be presenting names for Speaker, for first Deputy Speaker and for the Chairmen of Committees. We will not accept this daylight robbery and that is why we are adorned in black today.”
Members of Parliament (MPs) belonging to the NDC on Monday [December 14, 2020] stormed the house in black and red attire as they reconvened from recess.
The move according to them was to protest the ‘flawed’ parliamentary and presidential election results declared by the Electoral Commission (EC) last week.
The House went on recess in November ahead of the December 7 polls.
Parliamentary results from the Electoral Commission showed that the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has one extra-parliamentary seat which makes them a majority side although the results of one constituency in the Bono East region is yet to be declared.
The NDC has questioned the credibility of the electoral results and has strongly expressed its unwillingness to accept the outcome of the election following what it describes as ‘irregularities.