Declare NPP Caucus majority in 8th parliament -Afenyo-Markin to Alban Bagbin

Declare NPP Caucus majority in 8th parliament -Afenyo-Markin to Alban Bagbin

- Alexander Afenyo-Markin has called on Alban Bagbin to declare NPP Caucus as the majority in Parliament

- It follows an agreement the NPP group had with the independent lawmaker for Fomena

- The NPP and the NDC both have 137 seats

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MP for Effutu, Alexander Afenyo-Markin, has asked the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, to declare the governing NPP Caucus as the majority in the House.

Afenyo-Markin’s request was contained in a letter he wrote to the speaker and seen by YEN.com.gh.

He argued in the letter that the NPP group in the House together with the independent legislator for Fomena, Andrews Amoako Asiamah agreed to form a Caucus and have a working relationship with a total strength of 138 seats.

Given the said agreement, Afenyo-Markin called on Bagbin to “order that the NPP Caucus sits on the right of the aisle forthwith.”

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There has been endless debate and tension as to which side will form the majority in the eighth Parliament.

Both the NPP and the NDC have 137 seats with one independent legislator.

The Fomena MP was elected as the second deputy speaker of the eighth parliament of the fourth republic of Ghana.

The NPP’s Nana Akufo-Addo won the presidential race in the elections.

He defeated former President John Dramani Mahama of the NDC in the keenly contested polls garnering 51.302% of the ballots against the latter’s 47.359%.

Mahama rejected the outcome, arguing the verdict was “stolen”, filing a petition at the Supreme Court to challenge the results.

Akufo-Addo was sworn in as Ghana’s president for another four-year term on Thursday, January 7, 2021.

Heads of state from across Africa and dignitaries watch him took the oath of office at a ceremony in Accra.

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The NDC said it will not recognise him as president until all issues surrounding “his flawed elections are satisfactorily resolved.”

Mahama said his petition at the Supreme Court aimed at removing doubts in the minds of Ghanaians over the credibility of the electoral process.

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Source: Yen Newspaper

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