The member of parliament for North Tongu Constituency in the Volta Region has resigned from his role as member of the Appointment Committee of Parliament.
Hon Ablakwah announced his resignation in a letter on 30th March 2021 addressed to the Speaker of Parliament. Per the content of his letter his resignation takes immediate effect.
Part of his statement read, “This is to formally convey my decision to discontinue my membership of the Appointments Committee after days of careful reflection and considerations.”
He added that the reasons for his decision “are both personal and on principle.” This comes after the President’s nominee for the Ministry of Finance, Hon Ken Ofori-Atta was approved by voice vote in Parliament. The Appointments Committee had by consensus recommended his approval by parliament.
Ablakwah’s resignation may not be a surprise to many who felt let down by the NDC parliamentarians after the wholesale approval of the first batch of nominees. That first batch of approval brought a lot of heat on the NDC leadership and even led to the party’s National Communication Officer Sammy Gyamfi accusing their members of parliament of betrayal.
Read Ablakwah’s resignation letter below.