A two-time failed presidential candidate in general elections in Ghana, Akwasi Addai Odike, has described the Ghanaian Parliament as containing no one with the "sense" to effectively help Ghanaians.
The United Front Party (UFP) politician, according to Mynewsgh.com, was on Angel FM discussing national issues.
Odike reportedly ignored all caution from the host of the programme after he was reminded that Parliament could take action against him. His response was that he was not a coward.
In the report, the politician is quoted as saying: “If a parliamentarian is sensible in his community when he or she gets to the house of the legislature he compromises his or her senses on decisions the house makes turning Parliament into a rubber stamp.”
“We are not cowards speaking. I am saying that if they have sense when they get to Parliament they compromise their senses to the detriment of the citizenry. We are not in Ghana today.”
"If cash is coming to parliamentarians, NDC and NPP MPs will all come together and endorse it… When a decision will affect the entire country they will take partisan lines. This is what is going on."
It is not clear if the Privileges Committee of Parliament will invite the politician to answer to his attacks on them. In the past, individuals like sitting lawmaker Ken Agyapong have been called due to similar comments.
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