The Minority side in parliament, by staging a walk-off during the President’s fourth State of the Nation’s Address has in effect, signed off their parliamentary seats to majority members in the runoff to the 2020 polls, Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has said.
Minority members staged a unified walkout Thursday, February 20, immediately President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was invited by the speaker to present his address before the house.
Dressed in black, they marched out of the hall amidst chatters, whilst majority members urged them on.
Subsequently, Majority members filled the empty seats of their rivals.
Addressing the media after the State of the Nation Address, the legislator said her opponent’s actions have a biblical significance.
Quoting the Bible, she said just the seats they occupied will be given to them in 2020, just like the Bible says about where Christians plant their feet.
“It is a sign of things to come, nature abhors vacuum. They will also stage a walkout in the 2020 December polls and we will occupy the entire space on the house in the country.” She said.
“As the president said, we are ready, come December, to wrestle for every seat and make sure that an NPP member occupies that seat. As the good book says, wherever we plant our feet, the good Lord will deliver it into our hands. I pray that the Lord will deliver every seat that we occupied today into the hands of the NPP parliamentary candidate contesting in that area.” She continued.
She said Minority members will ‘see them’ (NPP MPs) if they attempt to make appearance Friday and beyond for the debate on the SONA.
“What will they be debating?” she quizzed, continuing, “ 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.”, she stated