Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin has insisted that the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has no majority votes in in the house.
He explained that although the people during the 2020 elections voted for an equal number of seats for both NPP and the opposition NDC, most of the NPP MPs are in the Executive arm of government and hence sometimes fail to attend parliamentary sittings.
“The 137-137, it was the people who decided. There was no system or formula put in place, the people just voted. One of the persons who made them the majority, they didn’t want him, so he stood as independent and beat the government candidate.”
“He is now the second deputy speaker, so actually there is no majority. If not because of my impartiality, anytime they want to vote, I just step aside and one of them will come and sit down and they are 137-137. So, they don’t have the power they think they have, they don’t have it at all,” Mr Bagbin said.