Chaos as NDC MPs storm Parliament to occupy ‘Majority side’
There is chaos in Parliament as members of the Minority of the yet-to-be dissolved 7th Parliament have stormed the chamber in their white apparel seeking to occupy the majority side of the House in furtherance of their claim of winning the Majority.
The 7th Parliament is set to be dissolved by 12midnight in accordance with the 1992 constitution.
Meanwhile, the Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu has bemoaned what he describes as unfair set of rules applied in courts for Members of the NDC.
It comes after a Cape Coast court granted an injunction against the NDC MP-elect for Assin North.
“Mr Speaker I pray and look forward to a Ghana which does not have different set of rules for NDC, NPP but a rule of law in all its facets including equality of law.
“Different ruling in Tachiman South to have representation, different ruling in Assin North not to have representation that can only be a manifestation of some legal illiteracy,” the Minority leader said during a presentation in the last session of the 7th Parliament.
The Cape Coast High Court granted an injunction against the Member of Parliament for Assin North James Gyekye Quayson restraining him from holding himself as NDC MP-elect for the constituency over dual citizenship.
Giving his ruling on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, the presiding judge, Justice Kwasi Boakye said Mr. Quayson was “restrained from holding himself out as Member of Parliament-elect for the Assin North constituency within the Central Region of the Republic of Ghana and further presenting himself to be sworn in as Member of Parliament-elect as such until the final determination of the petition.”
Mr Quayson had dismissed the claim when it was earlier brought up by the New Patriotic Party.
The NDC in a statement following the allegation said MP-elect upon a petition presented to the Electoral Commission was invited where he defended himself by providing the needed documents to prove that he has renounced his Canadian Citizenship.
However, the complainant said the MP-elect still held on the Canadian citizenship when he was filing to contest in the December polls.