- He has been accused of bias
- He however stated that he has been fair to both sides of the house
The minority side in Ghana’s house of parliament has indicated its readiness to impeach the speaker of the house, professor Aaron Michael Ocquaye.
The reason, according to their leader, Haruna Iddrisu, is that the speaker has consistently shown bias against them.
Iddrisu alleged that the speaker gave him the permission to ask just one question, when Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, the minister of food and agriculture, appeared before the house.
The minister was called to respond to questions relating to plans by the government for the “Food and jobs” programme.
The minority leader registered his displeasure by stating the importance of questions in the house of parliament.
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To him, the refusal of the speaker to grant him the opportunity to ask questions created an impression of bias.
He however added that the entire house respects the office of the speaker, and is ready to lend him the necessary support.
The speaker responded by saying that he consistently tries to ensure a balance in the house, so that no side takes undue advantage of the other.
He went on to say that the argument was misplaced, and as such he would continue to ensure fairness in the house.
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