It is a common place for individuals to play a blame game when decisions taken do not align with their expectations.
The situation hasn’t been different after Parliament of Ghana has rejected the budget and economic policy for 2022 fiscal year after majority caucus left parliament leaving behind the independent candidate, the deputy speaker of parliament who actually made them win majority side.
Many New Patriotic Party (NPP) supporters registered their displeasure with the majority caucus’ act of walking out of Parliament on a serious business day.
Few moments after the fate of the 2022 budget was decided, some members of the majority side of Parliament and New Patriotic Party (NPP) frontiers took to social media to register their concern of a faul play on the part of the Speaker on the account of asking out the Finance Minister while allowing the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia to remain in Parliament and pushing for a motion for or against the approval of the budget without majority members of Parliament present.
The Parliamentary Service on behalf of the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin and Parliament immediately released a press statement to editors and the public to debunk these allegations and further cautioned the general public not to entertain any allegation of bias.
According to the Speaker, he being fully aware of the nature of the budget and the need to do what is best for the entire citizenry, is committed to ensuring that Parliament conducts its business with this in mind.
Parliament therefore assured citizens that allegations of bias are unfounded and should not be entertained.
Read below the full press statement.