Ghana’s opposition MPs snub president in Parliament


Ghanaian opposition MPs on Thursday boycotted this year’s State of the Nation Address.

The Minority members, most of them wearing black chanted parts of the national anthem as they walked out of the chamber on Thursday.

They took the action shortly after President Nana Akufo-Addo assumed his seat in Parliament.

“And help us to resist oppressors’ rule with all our will, and might forevermore,” they chanted as they left the chamber.

Shortly after they left, the Majority on the other occupied most of the seats as they tore off placards dotted on the Minority seats.

“For instance, the NPP MP for Assin Central, Hon Kennedy Agyapong has occupied the Minority Leader’s seat while others did same” our Parliamentary Correspondent reported.

Members of the diplomatic corps were also seen taking pictures of the proceedings.

The delivery of the 2020 State of the Nation Address is in accordance with Article 67 of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana and the Standing Orders of the Parliament of Ghana.

Article 67 of the Constitution states that “The President shall, at the beginning of each session of Parliament and before a dissolution of Parliament, deliver to Parliament a message on the State of the Nation”.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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