- Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has declared the NPP group as the majority in parliament
- This follows an official letter written by the independent Fomena MP to do business with the NPP caucus
- The declaration was greeted with massive applause by the NPP MPs in parliament
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The New Patriotic Party caucus in parliament together with the independent MP of Fomena has been declared together as the majority group in the 8th Parliament of Ghana.
This declaration was made during the first sitting of the house on January 15, 2020, to determine which group is the majority among other businesses.
The NPP caucus had 137 members whilst the National Democratic Congress (NDC) caucus also had 137 members with the independent Fomena MP holding the trump-card to which side becomes the majority.
According to the Rt Honourable Speaker, the Fomena MP, Hon Andrew Amoako Asiamah in a letter dated January 13, 2020, confirmed he would do business with the NPP.
This brought the NPP group's number to 138 as against 137 from the NDC, on which basis, the speaker declared the NPP caucus as the majority group in parliament.
The announcement was met with great cheers among the NPP MPs who had reported to the house very early in the day to occupy the majority seats.
As YEN.com.gh earlier reported, Members of Parliament who are part of the New Patriotic Party Caucus arrived in parliament at 4:00 am in the morning for a sitting that was supposed to commence at 10 am
The NPP MPs were there early to occupy the majority seats with the mindset of outsmarting the NDC MPs when they willfully relaxed at home.
When Ghanaians woke up to realize the news, they took to Twitter as was expected, to rain heavy trolls on the NPP MPs for getting outsmarted by the NDC MPs.
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