- The MP for Fomena Andrew Amoako Asiamah seems to be the hottest and most important member of parliament now
- He said the opposition NDC has approached him to join their side of the house in the 8th Parliament
- According to him, he would rather side with the NPP in parliament because, he had his political grounding from the party
- Asiamah said he has the party in his blood and DNA
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The Member of Parliament (MP) for Fomena, Andrew Amoako Asiamah seems to be the hottest and most important member of parliament now.
In order to achieve the number required to make the majority in parliament, both the New Patriotic Party, NPP, and the National Democratic Congress have approached him to join their side.
According to the Fomena MP, the opposition NDC has approached him to join their side of the house in the 8th Parliament of the fourth republic.
In a report filed by Citinews, Asiamah said he explained to the NDC why he could not join its MPs.
According to him, he would rather side with the NPP in parliament because, he had his political grounding from the party that ousted him.
“I belong to that house [NPP] and I am going home and I hope I will be welcomed as such,” Asiamah said.
He said even before the elections, he said he was winning for the party because the party is in his blood and DNA.
"I don’t have any place to go. I am taking this decision with the prior recognition of my constituents,” Asiamah said.
Asiamah was ousted from the current Parliament because the NPP was displeased he had contested the election as an independent candidate.
He however, said he was willing to let bygones be bygones and go back to the place he calls home.
He was therefore hopeful that the stance he takes would get the party to get things right and done openly and transparently.
“I hope this decision gets the party to get things right. The party also has to make sure things are done openly and transparently,” he said.
In other news, Parliament has suspended the Public University Bill which was approved yesterday, Tuesday, December 15, 2020.
It was suspended at the consideration stage to allow for further stakeholder engagements on the bill.
According to the Parliamentary Select Committee on Education, the Bill will not have been passed without the input of various stakeholders.
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