Your populism becoming nauseating – Nobi tells Madina MP

A member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Courage Nobi, has criticised the Member of Parliament (MP) for Madina, Francis Xavier Sosu over his approach to dealing with challenges in his constituency.

Nobi believes the freshman MP is inciting his constituents against the Akufo-Addo administration over its failure to tackle some development gaps in Madina and its environs.

Sosu was invited by the police after he led his people to demonstrate against the bad roads in Danfa and nearby residential areas on 25 October,2021.

The MP who did not honour the invitation indicated that he was championing the cause of the people that voted him to Parliament, accusing the police of obstructing his Parliamentary duties.

Francis Xavier Sosu, MP for Madina

After reporting the police to the Speaker of Parliament last week over their conduct, some armed men invaded his church at Ritz Junction on Sunday in an attempt to pick the MP up but was whisked away by Minority Chief Whip and MP for Asawase, Mohammed Muntaka.

The Police later denied any attempt to arrest Sosu but not without harsh criticism from his colleague MPs from the minority side.

Reacting to the issue on Tonton Sansan on TV XYZ, Courage Nobi who jumped to the defense of the Ghana Police Service indicated that the MP was not above the law hence can be called for questioning especially when the demonstration Sosu led resulted in the destruction of some properties.

“You can’t block a road in that manner and embark on a demonstration that led to the destruction of properties,” Nobi told host Prince Minkah.

To him, the MP was embarking on a “populist  approach” to court public disaffection for the Akufo-Addo government.

But Alhaji Mohammed Nasiru who was a panel member on the show representing the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) disagreed with the NPP communicator, stressing that the actions of the Police was in contempt of Parliament.

Nasiru said the Police should have exercised restraint especially when the Speaker of Parliament, Rt.Hon Alban Bagbin had referred the matter to the Privileges Committee for hearing.

In a sharp rebuttal, Nasiru sided with Sosu and said the government was reneging on its duties so the MP being a resident of the constituency had no choice to join his people to protest.


By Henryson Okrah||Ghana

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