- Asiedu Nketia is accusing Prof Mike Oquaye of being a dictator
- He says he is suppressing the NDC members on the floor of parliament
The outspoken General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia has accused the Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament, Prof Mike Oquaye of turning the August House into his palace.
According to him, the Prof Oquaye has turned himself into a dictator, refusing to give ears to the opposition NDC members on the floor of Parliament.
The NDC parliamentarians earlier on have threatened to start impeachment process against the Speaker Mike Oquaye, if he does not shed his political cloak in handling affairs of the House.
The Minority MPs say, the leader of the house over the period has openly showed bias and has persistently treated them with disdain and suppressing.
They also accused him of bullying and denying them opportunities on the floor of Parliament to freely have their say on deliberations on the floor.
However Asiedu Nketia better known as General Mosquito who was clearly not happy on the matter insisted that, he believes Prof Oquaye thinks the House of Parliament is his palace
“The time is up to let him [Prof Oquaye] know that the Parliament is not a Kingdom for him to be a King. We are having a meeting to stop the bad plays going on against us. We will find a way to fight against the speaker who thinks the parliament is his palace to pave way for the minority to work effectively”, he fumed in a radio interview.
He also commented that, the Speaker is conducting the parliamentary business just like the late, Hon. Peter Ala Adjetey did in disrespecting the views of the then minority members.
With this, Gen. Mosquito says the present Speaker of Parliament is a dictator, since he had not tasted similar opportunities as such.
“It was after Peter Ala Adjetey attended International Speaker’s Conferences abroad that he realized to respect the views of the Minority. He realized he had to allow the minority have a say unlike Prof Mike Oquaye who I believe haven’t attended one yet”, he said.
Adding that, “even if someone is a dictator and later becomes a law professor, their behaviour still shows otherwise. Democracy is about accepting and respecting the views of others after making yours. The present speaker has lectured in Universities and written books yet a dictator in Parliament”, he lamented.
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