- Bagbin has announced that he did not accept the resignation letter of Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa from the Appointments Committee
- He said accepting the resignation as reported would have been wrong
- According to him, he only received the letter on behalf of the Committee on Selection and that does not constitute acceptance
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The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has announced that he did not accept the resignation letter of Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa from the Appointments Committee.
The North Tongu MP submitted his resignation to the Speaker just before the House went on recess following the approval of Ken Ofori-Atta as finance minister.
But in Alban Bagbin's welcome address, he said accepting the resignation as reported would have been wrong.
According to him, he only received the letter on behalf of the Committee on Selection which he chairs.
Bagbin said that act does not constitute an acceptance.
He further revealed that the Committee members were recalled from recess to meet over what he described as a purported resignation letter and will soon make their report available to the plenary.
Majority leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu cited order 193 of the standing orders of Parliament to emphasize the North Tongu MP’s resignation might not hold since he ought to have engaged his caucus leadership over his decision.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa 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.
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