- Sulemana Braimah is unimpressed with the current minority in Parliament
- According to him, the NDC MPs are weak
- It’ll be recalled the Communications Officer of the NDC slammed the MPs months ago for betraying the party and passing all ministers nominated by President Akufo-Addo
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Executive Director of the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), Sulemana Braimah has described the current National Democratic Congress (NDC) Members of Parliament (MPs) as weak.
There have been growing concerns among members of the NDC and a section of the Ghanaian public over the efficiency of the opposition lawmakers in holding the Akufo-Addo-led administration accountable.
The party witnessed major internal squabbles following the approval of all the ministerial nominees announced by President Akufo-Addo, with the approval of Ken Ofori-Atta as Finance Minister dealing the party’s unity a major blow.
In a Facebook post sighted YEN.com.gh, Braimah questioned the efficiency of the current minority in Parliament.
“The current Minority in Parliament is the biggest and yet the weakest minority in the history of the Fourth Republic,” he wrote.
The post sparked massive reactions and YEN.com.gh compiled a few.
Abdul Samed Issaka Bandaogo said: “Needless, baseless and unfounded. You guys are just too scared to criticize the NPP alone without roping in the NDC.”
Jerry Khingg Survivor stated: “Freedom of expression my brother. It’s simply your mind.”
Danny Anangang observed: “I think you are just saying this to look balanced in the eyes of some Ghanaians. We're faced with certain challenges and it's government’s duty to solve those issues, why bringing minority here? What do you say about the issues raised by minority members? Have you commented on those issues? Say something relevant. This is not where you should be mudding yourself. This is just a campaign to the people of Ghana that we should not vote NDC into power.”
Suhuyini Iddrisu said: “Boss not weak per say but corrupt. Wait and see even martine adjei mensah korsah the man who causes the death of the 8 people in Techiman will be approved.”
Joseph Aggrey noted: “The reason is simple! Most of them owe the government. So, their silence is a trade-off.”
Agumeh Alexander stated: “Sometimes you talk too much, the 8th Parliament has been in existence for only 5 months. What do you want them to do? Government itself has not settled down and you are here saying what. Stop the noise. There are very important things to talk about Sir.”
This, according to him, was the reason why the opposition MPs passed all the president’s ministerial nominees, despite expressing grave dissatisfaction with some of them.
Amidu further alleged that one of the former Ministers of Finance of the NDC was in charge of the negotiations on behalf of the Akufo-Addo administration.
Source: Yen Newspaper