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You are causing financial loss to the state for boycotting Parliamentary sittings – PNC to Minority

The People’s National Convention (PNC) has expressed criticism towards the Minority’s decision to boycott parliamentary sittings as a means of showing support for their colleagues who are currently on trial.

The PNC argues that this boycott is resulting in financial losses for the state.

The NDC Minority in Parliament chose to abstain from Thursday’s session to accompany and show solidarity with two Caucus members, namely Minority Leader Hon. Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson and MP for Assin North Hon. James Gyakye Quayson.

The individuals are scheduled to appear in court today, facing ongoing prosecutions from the Attorney-General and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Government.

In a statement signed by Minority Chief Whip, Kwame Governs Agbodza, it was stated that “The Minority stands united with our colleagues and, therefore, will be unable to carry out the business of the house today.”

However, the PNC disagrees with this decision. In a statement dated July 7, 2023, PNC General Secretary Janet Asana Nabla acknowledges the Minority’s right to express support for their fellow MP during these challenging times in the Legislature.

“However, the decision to boycott sitting due to criminal charges instituted by the republic against their colleague is worrying. An opposition party that professes to believe in the rule of law is expected to have faith in the legal system of our nation where they held the reins of power some few years ago.

“The Minority Members in Parliament at this moment are causing financial loss to the state by abandoning their Parliamentary business to go to court to protest for their colleague. For how long will the Minority in Parliament continue this boycott of parliamentary sitting at the expense of the taxpayer? the General Secretary asked. 


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