- Johnson Asiedu Nketia has stated that Sammy Gyamfi attacked Alban Bagbin and other NDC bigwigs in Parliament out of ignorance
- He said the NDC’s national communications officer lacked a thorough understanding of how Parliament works
- Gyamfi accused the Speaker and the NDC Caucus of betrayal
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The General Secretary of National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia says the scorching attacks on the NDC Caucus in Parliament and the Speaker by Sammy Gyamfi were borne out of ignorance.
It would be recalled Gyamfi took the Minority Caucus and the Speaker, Alban Bagbin, to the cleaners following the approval of Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Hawa Koomson, and Afriyie Akoto as ministers.
In a Facebook post, Gyamfi said the party suffered “great betrayal” in the hands of Bagbin, Haruna Iddrissu, and Muntaka Mubarak.
The Minority Caucus asked for forgiveness after incurring the wrath of the party’s national communications officer.
But Bagbin fired back saying he would always put partisanship behind him when it comes to his role as the speaker of parliament.
“Because I say I belong or came from a party, does he [Sammy Gyamfi] think I’m at the beck and call of the party?” Bagbin quizzed.
Commenting on the development for the first time in public, Asiedu Nketia dismissed Gyamfi’s blistering attacks on the Speaker and the NDC Caucus, saying he is ignorant of how parliament works.
“People need to learn about the institution and how it works. Parliament has its own bodies and institutions that deal with matters of contempt of Parliament and all that,” Asiedu Nketia told Accra-based Citi TV.
“You haven’t heard parliament cite Sammy Gyamfi of contempt. Sammy might not have known how Parliament works. Maybe that is why Parliament in its wisdom realized that some of the statements could have come out of the ignorance of the work and procedures in Parliament,” Asiedu Nketia added.
In other news on YEN.com.gh, armed men reportedly shot and killed a man believed to be in his early 40s in a daylight robbery in Kasoa Opeikuma in the Central Region.
Sources close to the development told YEN.com.gh the deceased was returning from a bank holding a brown bag suspected to be containing an undisclosed amount of cash.
Four guys on a motorbike with one wielding a gun approached the deceased as he waits to board a taxi.
After a minute of silent conversation, the guy wielding the gun suddenly shot the deceased and made away with the brown bag.
The guys reportedly sped after the grisly encounter.
The police are yet to make any arrest, sources close to the development told YEN.com.gh.
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