Ernest Norgbey, the National Democratic Congress Member of Parliament for the Ashaiman Constituency has threatened to oppose Otiko Djaba's approval as Gender Minister in court.
Despite the fact that Otiko was granted a waiver on her non-participation in the National Service Scheme, Mr Norgbey has argued that she is ineligible to work in a ministerial position due to failure to complete her National Service.
Speaking on Citi FM, the Ashaiman MP said, "Some of us are planning to take her to court because under no circumstance should we violate this Act. We are law makers and we don’t have to be breaking the law. She did not do national service, and the Act is saying if you don’t do your national service, you need not to hold any public office in Ghana. The law has caught up with her. My lawyer will take it up because there are legal implications to this."
Mr Norgbey expressed his surprise at the ruling party's inability to choose another equally adequate candidate, but rather insisted on Otiko, whose nomination caused much controversy.
He wondered if the claims that the NDC also did the same in their tenure makes it valid for the same cycle to repeat this time around.
On Tuesday, February 7, Otiko Djaba was approved for Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection by a majority of 152 votes, following a boycott of the Minority side of House.