Ghanaian professor based in the United States, Professor Stephen Kwaku Asare has questioned why the speaker of parliament, Edward Doe Ajaho is seemingly involved with the NDC when his status requires him to be non-partisan.
The professor could not understand the circumstances surrounding the speaker's representation of the president at the 2016 Asogli Yam Festival in Ho.
The professor expressed his disappointment at the speaker's partisan comments made during his speech at the festival. The speaker led a delegation which included the chief of staff to the festival, in place of the president who could not attend as the festival coincided with the launch of the NDC manifesto.
The speaker said that he had to cancel a scheduled trip abroad to be at the festival because duty called. He remarked in Ewe, that this showed the level of respect they had for the people of Asogli and the entire Volta Region.
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"I want to pledge in the presence of all the dignitaries and chiefs gathered here that, we, the sons and daughters of this region who are in government won’t do anything to deprive this region of its share of development. Whatever we have to do, however, to ensure the region’s progress we shall do it to the best of our ability,” the Speaker stated at the durbar grounds," he further stated at the durbar.
The speaker of parliament, although appointed by the president is expected to be objective, fair and non-partisan when it comes to his duties overseeing the members of parliament.
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