- The minority in Parliament boycotted the 2020 State of the Nation's Address
- The members of the caucus, clad in black chanted parts of the national anthem as they walked out of the chamber on Thursday, February 20, 2020
- MP for Ablekuma Central, Ursula Owusu Ekurful said it was senseless for them to have done that
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Member of Parliament for Ablekuma Central, who doubles as the minister of communication, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has reproached the Minority caucus in parliament for boycotting the State of the Nation Address.
The minority which announced earlier that they would be boycotting the session found their way out of parliament immediately the national anthem ended.
Speaking on the matter, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful without mincing words, said the decision to boycott the proceedings was senseless.
According to her, their decision to walk out without being offended by anything the president said or did was not right.
“If indeed the president had said something offensive which they were reacting to, it would have been understood.
But staging a walkout which is uncalled for, totally without reason, it looks as if they’ve taken leave of their senses; excuse me to say. Particularly when their leadership also indulges in this completely unnecessary and senseless exercise,” she said on JoyNews.
About a week ago, the Minority expressed frustration about the delay of their share of the Common Fund for the third quarter of 2019, stressing that it is delaying the execution of projects in their constituencies.
In other news, the president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was earlier in Parliament to deliver the state of the Nation's address.
The president, in line with constitutional requirements, delivered the State of the Nation Address at the House of Parliament in Accra.
Akufo-Addo touched on a number of topical issues such as the Year of Return, impending general elections in December 2020 and security in Ghana.
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