The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Alban Bagbin has settled the debate over who is the Majority Leader and Minority Leader in the House.
The Speaker during proceedings today said
the confusion surrounding how to refer to the two sides of the House must be settled without any form of confusion.
The NDC and NPP have been at loggerheads over who the Majority aide was in the House.
The NPP has insisted that they constitute the Majority in the House whereas the Minority argued that there was no clear majority in the House based on the equal seats they have.
Bagbin had a week ago, referred to the NPP and the independent candidate as the Majority Group while referring to the NDC as the Minority Group.
However, on Friday, January 22, 2021, Right Honourable Bagbin stated that Osei-Kyei-Mensah Bonsu was the Majority Leader and Haruna Iddrisu was the Minority Leader.
“…The Standing Orders further provide that the Majority Group will be lead by a leader and that leader is referred to as Majority Leader and Order 160 and Order 168 demands that the Business Committee and the House Committee be chaired by the Majority Leader, that is the standing orders we have now and I am guided by that, I am bounded by it…
“So please, don’t keep confusing the public. So the Honourable Osei-Kyei-Mensah Bonsu is the Majority Leader, the Honourable Haruna Iddrisu is the Minority Leader”.