Alhaji Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka, Minority Chief Whip and the minority in Parliament walked out of Parliament over the fact that the house lacked a quorum to carry out a decision.

According to the Minority, the speaker of Parliament, Prof. Mike Oquaye wanted to carry out house businesses by even pushing that corporate decision was made in parliament concerning Corporate Insolvency Bill.

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Muntaka accused the speaker of Parliament of “condoning illegality” and that it is against the standing order of parliament. Since the house lacked a quorum but the speaker of parliament was still carrying on with the business of the House it amounts to lawlessness having disregard for the procedures of the standing orders. The minority described the Speaker’s attitude as unacceptable.

The Speaker of Parliament

These were some statements of Minority Chief Whip, Alhaji Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka:

“We say we don’t have the numbers or quorum to make a decision and you are still carrying on. What then is the use of the Constitution and Standing Orders? He queried.

“Mr Speaker, let’s be careful the way we do things, that is why we have rules in this House….you are condoning illegality”.

The Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Mr. Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu described the attitude of Minority Chief Whip as unacceptable and that any member of the house who has grievances should pass through the right procedure of submission. He added that the members and the leadership of the parliament duties include assisting the speaker of Parliament to maintain law and order in the house

 

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