Minority threaten to impeach speaker of parliament

Minority threaten to impeach speaker of parliament

- Minority in parliament clashed with the speaker over his perceived bias

- Minority leader is warning to lead an impeachment against the speaker

- It follows the passage of the special petroleum bill which has reduced petrol prices by 2 percent

Minority members of parliament are expressing grave anger against the speaker of parliament, Professor Mike Ocquaye, who they say keeps marginalizing them.

According to the minority MPs, the speaker of parliament is being biased towards the majority NPP. They are planning on filing an impeachment motion against the speaker although this is mathematically impossible.

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It all happened during a sitting on Thursday which saw the minority exchange heated arguments with the speaker of parliament. In fact, the minority leader, Haruna Iddrisu, had warned the speaker of his intent to "disrespect" him if he continues this trend of partiality.

The exchange between the minority leader in parliament, Haruna Iddrisu and the speaker happened because he was not recognized by the speaker despite rising on his feet to make a point on the special petroleum tax bill.

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The amendment of the special petroleum tax bill will see a 2 percent reduction in the price of a liter of petrol.

This crucial amendment follows recent protests against the rising cost of fuel, as well as calls from the minority for the Special Petroleum Tax to be scrapped.

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