Dissolution of 7th Parliament: NPP, NDC MPs clash on the floor of House

January 7, 2021
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It is unclear what led to the confrontation between National Democratic Congress (NDC) lawmakers and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) counterparts.

Meanwhile, the NDC, who are the minority in the 7th parliament has occupied the seats on the right hand side of the Speaker (where the majority in parliament usually sit).

The move by the NDC MPs means the NPP MPs must occupy the seats on the left of the Speaker (meant for the minority).

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The NDC MPs stormed the chamber in their white apparel.

Meanwhile, the Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu has bemoaned what he describes as an unfair set of rules applied in courts for Members of the NDC.

It comes after a Cape Coast court granted an injunction against the NDC MP-elect for Assin North.

“Mr Speaker I pray and look forward to a Ghana which does not have a different set of rules for NDC, NPP but a rule of law in all its facets including equality of law.

“Different ruling in Techiman South to have representation, different ruling in Assin North not to have representation that can only be a manifestation of some legal illiteracy,” the Minority leader said during a presentation in the last session of the 7th Parliament.

The Cape Coast High Court granted an injunction against the Member of Parliament for Assin North James Gyekye Quayson restraining him from holding himself as NDC MP-elect for the constituency over dual citizenship.

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