The General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has taken on Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin after the latter claimed the NPP has no majority and almost conceded losing to the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Bagbin had also claimed that John Boadu at some point conceded that the NPP had lost majority of the seats in Parliament to the NDC in the 2020 polls.
In a strong worded rebuttal, John Boadu charged Mr Bagbin to rise above partisan politics and focus on his job as Speaker of Parliament.
He insisted that the claims are untrue describing it as ‘outlandish and preposterous’, while adding that throughout the vote counting process, he held the position that his party would form the majority.
“The General Secretary had originally taken the view that this rather outlandish and preposterous claim did not deserve the dignity of a response from him. However, he had to reconsider that having in mind the revered position of the person making the claim, coupled with the fact that he was speaking to an international delegation, hence this response.
“First of all, the claim by Rt. Hon. Alban Bagbin is a blatant falsehood as the General Secretary John Boadu had, at no point, made any suggestion or announcement to that effect. Indeed, records have it that, in all the post-election press conferences and media engagements, the NPP, through its General Secretary and other leading members, had always maintained that it had won majority of the parliamentary seats,” parts of the statement read.