NDC will name Speaker, other positions in the eighth parliament - Ablakwa

NDC will name Speaker, other positions in the eighth parliament - Ablakwa

-The NDC has said it will be the majority in the incoming parliament despite publication by the EC suggesting otherwise

-According to the MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, the party will fight any attempt to steal their mandate

-The EC declared 137 seats in favour of the NPP and 136 for the NDC with one independent candidate and an unresolved seat

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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Caucus in Parliament intends to name candidates for Speaker and other positions when the eight parliament is inducted, YEN.com.gh has gathered.

The Electoral Commission (EC) declared 137 seats for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the just-ended general election with 136 others secured by the NDC.

NDC will name Speaker, other positions in the eighth parliament - Ablakwa
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An independent candidate, lawyer Andrew Asiamah Asamoah has 1 seat. The result of the Sene-West constituency is yet to be resolved.

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Speaking in an interview with Accra-based Citi FM, the Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa reiterated earlier positions by the hierarchy of the NDC that the party secured the working majority in Parliament.

According to the party, it won 140 seats in Parliament in the just-ended general election.

“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,” Ablakwa stated.

In the meantime, Most Rev. Asante urged the NDC and its flagbearer to desist from inciting supporters onto the streets and follow the laid down legal channels for the resolution of electoral disputes.

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According to him, there was nothing wrong with Mahama and the NDC rejecting the outcome of the polls.

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He said they have every right to express their views, but they do not have the right to compromise the peace of this country in expressing their views.

In a separate development, YEN.com.gh has gathered that the team of fact-finders deployed by the NDC to collate evidence of vote-rigging completed their task on Sunday, December 13, 2020.

Private legal practitioner and member of the legal team of the party, Abraham Amaliba disclosed this to Accra-based Starr FM.

He said the discoveries made by the party during the fact-finding mission would shock Ghanaians.

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