Member of Parliament (MP) for Adaklu Governs Kwame Agbodza has expressed his disappointment in the Speaker Aaron Michael Oquaye for failing to recognize him on the floor of the House when he stood up.
According to the Adaklu lawmaker, Speaker Oquaye is the, “worst Speaker ever”, in the history of Ghana’s democracy.
The MP was on his feet to draw attention of the Speaker to the number of MPs present in the chamber, in respect to a decision the House was going to take on the constitutional instrument 109 currently before the House.
He noted that the Speaker was about putting a question on the report of the Subsidiary Legislation Committee, presented by its chairman Mahama Ayariga on the creation of the new regions.
On his part, the Majority leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu indicated that the action of the Adaklu MP is unacceptable and should not be tolerated.
He further cautioned the Minority side to be quite as the camber place is not a “market place”, as he took the floor and there was heckling from the Minority side.
Why should a member say the Speaker is the “worst” today is not the first an MP has been ignored.
“Mr. Speaker when he got up, he spoke not into the microphone and I consider it “gibberish”, that is insulting, you call the speaker the “worst”.
“A person well trained in his house would not pour out such gibberish, the member did not continue otherwise we would have subjected him to the rules of this House. That is misbehavior. Mr. Speaker all of us have at times not been noticed by the Speaker even as Minority leader sometimes as Majority Leader; recently I got up, the Speaker did not recognize me should the heavens collapse and fall on us?
We have seen Speakers and seen Speakers in this House since the days of justice Annan we have seen those of them who have been very tyrannical in this House, I believe we want to be respected we should measure ourselves and mind the language we use in this House”, he lamented.
By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com
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