- Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has resigned from the Appointments Committee of Parliament
- He tendered in his resignation to the Speaker of Parliament on Tuesday, March 30, 2021
- His main reason for resigning is not yet known
- YEN.com.gh however believes that he resigned after members of his party approved Ken Ofori-Atta
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The Member of Parliament for the North Tongu constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has reportedly resigned from the Appointments Committee of Parliament.
He tendered in his resignation to the Speaker of Parliament indicating his decision to step down as a member of the Appointments Committee.
According to a report filed by Citinews, Ablakwa delivered the letter to the Speaker, Alban Bagbin and the Minority Leader, Haruna Idrissu on Tuesday night, March 30, 2021.
The main reason for his resignation is yet to be made known.
His decision, however, according to him, is personal and based on principle.
Citi News' report indicates that the Speaker of Parliament has requested a meeting with him over the decision.
Meanwhile, Professor Ransford Gyampo has described as “nauseating” the consensus recommendation to Parliament for the approval of Ken Ofori-Atta as Finance Minister.
Parliament on Monday, March 29, 2021, approved Ofori-Atta’s nomination by voice after two days of vetting.
Speaking on Accra-based Starr FM and monitored by YEN.com.gh, Gyampo accused the Minority Caucus in Parliament of betraying Ghanaians.
He said he found their conduct baffling after constantly criticising and making series of allegations against Ofori-Atta, yet went ahead and approved him after vetting.
“The minority in my view does not have any principle and when they speak to issues that concern government."
The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia earlier said Ofori-Atta’s approval as Ghana’s Finance Minister was strategic.
Asiedu Nketia, who had issued a statement calling for calm among the rank and file of the NDC following Ofori-Atta’s approval, told Accra-based Class91.3FM and monitored by YEN.com.gh that approving the finance minister is critical to NDC’s return to power.
He explained that Ofori-Atta is bound to create a “mess” at the ministry, brightening the NDC's chances of recapturing power in 2024.
It would be recalled that the NDC Caucus in Parliament asked for forgiveness after incurring the wrath of the party’s national communications officer for passing the ministerial nominees of President Nana Akufo-Addo.
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