Henry Nana Boakye, National Youth Organiser of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) says the Minority’s walk out on Thursday during the President’s SoNA presentation was by God’s divine intervention.
The NDC MPs immediately after the National Anthem was sung in Parliament during President Akufo-Addo’s 4th State of the Nation Address (SONA), walked out repeating a line in the anthem: “and help us to resist oppressors rule with all our will and might forevermore”.
Speaking to this during a panel discussion on Peace FM’s morning show ‘Kokrokoo’, Nana B said “God wanted Ghanaians to hear what the President wanted to say without any noise and that was why he made the minority walk out.”
Meanwhile the Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has dared minority members in parliament to attempt making an appearance for the parliamentary debate on the President’s State of the Nation Address Friday at their own peril.
Reacting to the act by the opposition on the sidelines of parliament, Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful condemned minority members for overstepping their bounds.
According to her, they have no moral rights to want to sit in the parliamentary debate, most especially because they have no substance for any arguments, when they did not sit in to hear the address in the first place.
“What will they be debating? It is the duty of the speaker to regulate the conduct of members of parliament. You were not part of the presentation of the SONA. You didn’t deem it worth your time to sit and listen to it, what moral right do you have to sit and debate. They should boycott the debate as well. They should do the noble and the honorable thing and follow through this path that they have embarked on.”
“Our leader has made a plea to the speaker that, if they were not here, they not be allowed to debate, it is up to the speaker to determine, but if they attempt it, they will see us in the house.”
She further said the walkout by the legislators is symbolic of their imminent defeat in the upcoming 2020 polls.