The North Tongu Constituency communications bureau of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has cleared some misinterpretations surrounding Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa’s resignation from the Parliament’s Appointments Committee.
In a statement endorsed by the Constituency Communications Officer, Mornyuie Kennedy said, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa remains the Member of Parliament for the North Tongu Constituency despite his he has resigned from the Committee.
According to them, a section of Ghanaians especially some constituents they believe were members of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) started misleading the public that, the MP’s resignation from the Parliament’s Appointments Committee means he has resigned from Parliament as MP for North Tongu.
They have therefore reiterated the MP’s reasons for discontinuing his membership from the Appointments Committee, says, it’s on personal ground and of principles.
“He’s one of such individuals who paid attention to details when it comes to his parliamentary business. Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa serves on numerous committees of Parliament including Appointments Committee. His line of questioning on the committee was a delight to watch.” Mornyuie Kennedy explained.
“That notwithstanding, Ghanaian were shocked to learn that he’s resigned from the appointments committee of Parliament. His reason for resignation was personal and of principle.”
“As clear as the communique that conveyed the content of the Hon. MPs intents were, there is a new twist to the issue to the point that some people are taking that to mean that he has resigned from parliament as MP for North Tongu.”
“I wish to state without any equivocation that the industrious Member of Parliament for the good people of North Tongu has not resigned as MP for the area but rather resigned as a member of the Appointments Committee of Parliament.” He has explained.
The communications officer disclosed that, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa will speak to the issue in the media in not too distant future.
“The good people of North Tongu are proud to have Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa as their MP” He praised.
The Lawmaker of the North Tongu Constituency has tendered in his resignation to the Speaker of Parliament indicating his decision to step down as a member of the Appointments Committee.
He delivered the letter to the Speaker, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin and the Minority Leader, Haruna Idrissu on Tuesday night. Meanwhile, the Speaker on Wednesday met with the MP and had accepted his resignation from the Parliament’s Appointments Committee.
For further information contact Mornyuie Kennedy, the North Tongu Constituency Communications Officer on 0246507817