The Minority in Parliament who refrained from taking part in discussions on the floor of parliament on Wednesday in protest, have resorted to impeaching the Speaker of the House, Prof Aaron Mike Ocquaye.
According to them, they consider the speaker of being bias and treats their side unfairly.
On Wednesday afternoon, XYZ News‘ correspondent in Parliament, Charles Akrofi reported that the Minority had refused to contribute to the business of the House shortly after their leader, Haruna Iddrisu, was snubbed by the Speaker.
Prof. Mike Ocquaye Is Speaker Of Parliament
Charles said Mr Iddrissu had wanted to make a contribution to an ongoing business but the Speaker refused to acknowledge his efforts, thereby leading to the sit down protest.
But speaking in an interview with Power 97.9FM on Wednesday evening, the Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa disclosed that their side had resolved to impeach the Speaker.
Hon Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, MP for North Tongu.
“He has been doing that to us. . .The last time, we protested over a similar snub,” he said.
When the host of the news programme, Oheneba Boamah, asked if their number will favour the impeachment process, the former Deputy Minister noted that under the fourth Republic, there has not been any such protest against a Speaker so if they initiate the impeachment process, it will showcase him as a biased Speaker.
“Even if we don’t succeed, our purpose would be achieved,” he added.
In February this year, the Minority staged a similar protest over an alleged bias against them by Prof. Mike ocquaye.
Source: Ghana/Power FM