According to the New Patriotic Party, they will go ahead and approve Madam Afias Otiko Djaba despite the outcry by the National Democratic Congress in parliament.
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Matthew Nyindam, the 2nd Deputy Majority Chief Whip, called on the minority in parliament to go ahead with their legal threats if need be, but that would not defer them from approving the Minister Nominee for Gender, Children and Social Protection.
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On Friday, the minority in parliament raised hell over Otiko's failure to undertake the one-year mandatory national service after graduating from the university because she had traveled out of the country.
They used this basis to state that she could not become a state minister and thus boycotted the approval.
NDC MPs had also earlier condemned the nominee for some comments she made against former President Mahama which they consider offensive.
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However, in Nyindam's words, the minority can raise hell in court but Djaba's nomination would be approved come Tuesday, 7th February.
“As at now, I don’t see us stepping her down. We will definitely approve her. The laws are made to be tested. If someone strongly feels that because she did not do her national service, she is not qualified, the person should go to court and test it,” he said.
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