The Parliament of Ghana has deferred its decision to refer the Communications Officer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Sammy Gyamfy, to the Privileges Committee of Parliament.
In what appeared to be an equalization move against the referral of Kennedy Agyapong to the Committee on Privileges, the Member of Parliament for Tolon and Second Deputy Majority Whip, Habib Iddrisu, moved a motion on Thursday, July 15, 2021, to drag the NDC Communications Officer to the Committee on Privileges.
The motion sought to draw the attention of the Speaker to comments made by Mr. Sammy Gyamfy, which in his view, qualifies him as a perfect candidate for contempt of Parliament.
It would be recalled that a few months ago, in the expression of his disappointment over the Minority’s failure to prevent the approval of some Ministers of state by Parliament, Mr. Sammy Gyamfy accused the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu; Minority Chief Whip, Alhaji Muntaka Mubarak; and the Speaker, Alban Sumana Bagbin of betrayal.
According to the Deputy Whip, the comment made by the NDC Communications Officer against the members of his own party on the Minority Leadership bench and the Speaker, “is an attack on the Speakership and the Leadership of the House.”
The request was met with stiff opposition from the Minority Group who contended that the procedure for filing the motion was flawed.
After a back and forth debate, the Second Deputy Speaker, Andrew Amoako Asiamah who sat in plenary, deferred a decision on the request to refer Mr. Sammy Gyamfy to the Committee to the next day.
Source: Clement Akoloh||parliamentnews360.com