Legislator for Ningo-Prampram constituency Sam George has advised the Majority Leader to stop making divisive comments about the legislature and its Speaker.
He accused the Majority Leader Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu of not liaising with the leadership of Parliament as far as the disagreements regarding the 2022 budget are concerned.
“This cavalier behaviour and attempt to undermine the authority of the Speaker is inimical to the image of Parliament.”
“I would urge the Majority Leader to engage more with the Speaker and the leadership caucus than to be making comments that will rather incite and raise the temperature of the House.”
Mr. George explained how he expected Mr. Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu to be aiming “to drop the temperature in the house and not to be the one stoking the fire, so he must be minded by his commentary.”
The lawmaker’s concerns came after the Majority Leader, on Tuesday, intimated that the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, may have approved a motion filed by the Minority in Parliament to essentially reverse the approval of the 2022 budget, while he [Bagbin] was away on a medical trip.
At a press briefing on Wednesday, Mr. Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu further urged the Minority to give up on its opposition to the budget.
After the controversy between the two caucuses over the budget, the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, wanted to reverse the approval of the 2022 budget filled a motion to challenge the First Deputy Speaker’s ruling rejecting his earlier motion seeking to reverse the approval of the 2022 budget, which was done after a boycott of Minority MPs.
According to the Minority caucus they are of the view that the reversal of the rejection of the budget by the First Deputy Speaker was a biased ruling.