Former Speaker of Parliament working 'behind the scenes' in Minority's walk-out- Majority leader

Former Speaker of Parliament working 'behind the scenes' in Minority's walk-out- Majority leader

- The Minority have accused the Speaker of Parliament of being biased and unfair to their side in debates

- They walked out of deliberations this week in Parliament and threatened to call for the Speaker’s impeachment

- The Majority leader has blamed their conduct on the former Speaker Doe-Adjaho for trying to control the affairs behind the scenes

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The Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and the Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu has alleged that the Minority is being influenced by the former speaker, Edward Doe-Adjaho.

Doe-Adjaho controlling the affairs in parliament

Former Speaker of Parliament, Edward Doe-Adjaho

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According to him, the former speaker of parliament is scheming to influence the activities in the House from his home.

Mr. Mensah-Bonsu was reacting to the Minority's threat to walk out of parliament as a stand against the Speaker, Prof. Mike Oquaye.

The Minority have accused the speaker of being biased towards the Majority in parliament, with his continuous sidelining of the Minority in debates.

According to the Minority Chief Whip Muntaka Mubarak , the Minority Leader, Hon. Haruna Iddrisu, once stood up for 15 minutes and yet was not called by the Speaker.

He stated that the same thing also happened to him days ago during a debate regarding the procedure for laying two bills on the floor of parliament.

However, the Majority leader opined that these reactions are just schemes by the former speaker to still control the affairs of the house.

Doe-Adjaho controlling the affairs in parliament

Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, Majority Leader

…the man (Doe Adjaho) is behind the scenes and still wants to control parliament. Yesterday he even called them (minority) and was telling them that, when we were meeting the Electoral Commission they should not agree for the press to be present,” Kyei Mensah-Bonsu stated.

Kyei Mensah Bonsu, further lashed out at the Minority for not just walking out on the speaker of parliament but also threatening to file an impeachment petition against him.

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