MINORITY’S BOYCOTT OF SONA SHOWS THE SUNKEN IMAGE OF NDC
Crimson with rage, many Ghanaians have questioned the rationale behind the Minority’s boycott of President Akufo-Addo’s State of the Nation’s Address in Parliament.
Much to their consternation, the Minority outlined what they said were the causal factors that took them out of the House of Parliament.
They raised Ahmed Suale’s gruesome assassination and the failure of the police to find his killers. How this could be placed at the doorsteps of President Akufo-Addo beats the imagination.
The ghastly murder of J.B.Danquah Adu, the gunning down of a DCE in the Volta Region by unknown assailants, the murder of a traditional leader in Seikwa and similar crimes leading to the deaths of some prominent Ghanaians did not result in the then Kyei Mensah-Bonsu-led Minority boycotting Mahama’s State of the Nation’s Address.
They cited the EC’s planned compilation of a new register as something that informed them to treat President Akufo-Addo’s SONA with contempt.
The Electoral Commission is an independent body that cannot be dictated to by a President or his administration. Mahama had the occasion to stress on this point when he was President. All of a sudden, the independence of the Electoral Commission has dissipated into thin air now that the NDC is out of office.
They touched on similar comedy-laden reasons to justify their undignified walkout of Parliament.
In their submissions, since these issues are pending, they find no reasons to remain in the House of Parliament to listen to him.
Stretching the argument, the Minority should continue with their boycott because most bills are brought to the House by the Executive with President Akufo-Addo as the head of that unit.
Devolving Ghana’s democratic agenda and growth into the hands of the NDC would be a calamity not worth embracing.
P.K.Sarpong, Whispers from the Corridors of the Thinking Place.