The National Democratic Congress Member of Parliament for the Central Tongu Constituency in the Volta Region Alexander Gabby Resoovet Hottordze says, they in the NDC revere the Speakership God has given them most, and have decided to protect it rather than to engage themselves in a fruitless fight over Majority/Minorityship in the 8th Parliament.
Alexander Gabby Resoovet Hottordze indicates that, the issue of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) side going to Parliament to sit at the right side of the Speaker Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, so as to claim majority is, to him, the weakest political strategy which is likened to the lamentation of a drowning person.
“The Presser yesterday at which our Leader indicated our readiness to sit at any side of the house is not to concede defeat in this fight but a strategy which the grassroots may not necessarily understand.” He clarified.
According to him, the pronouncements in the Media by NPP especially Osei Kyei-Mensah Bonsu and his cohorts, they have realized, is a means being designed to show disrespect to Speakership of Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, should he insist that his Party that saw to his election sits on his right side of the House.
“Admittedly, the arrangement we have in Ghana’s Parliament today is the first of its kind the World over and it is an established fact globally that, for now, none of the Parties in Ghana’s Parliament has a clear cut Majority to be designated as such.” He said.
“My people, we in the NDC revere the Speakership God has given us most so we have decided to protect it rather than to engage ourselves in a fruitless fight over Majority/Minorityship. ‘There are many ways to kill a cat’. Art 96(1)b and 97(1) (g)and (h) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana as espoused by my Colleague, Hon. Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor in his write up shows clearly that our side of the House can never lack bullets in this War.”
“My appeal to our grassroots is that it is not possible for us, as a grouping to consult you every time before taking certain steps to defend the cause of our great Party but rest assured that we shall always make decisions in the supreme interest of our Party, NDC.”
In this crucial fight, there may be a time that we will be compelled to retreat as a strategy rather than to advance and damage successes chalked. Remain resolute behind your Members of Parliament being ably led by Hon. Haruna Iddrisu.