General News of Tuesday, 22 January 2013
The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) says it will not participate in activities of the Appointment Committee in the vetting of President John Mahama’s minister-designates.
According to the party, “the current John Mahama administration is temporary and transient and would not last beyond the determination of the case.”
The NPP leadership led by Nana Akufo-Addo is in court seeking to invalidate the declaration of President Mahama by the Electoral Commission as winner of the December 7 Presidential Elections.
A statement signed by the party Chairman, Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey, said even though the party recognizes that its MPs have a responsibility to represent the interest of their constituents, the “NPP would however not participate in any deliberations and decisions on matters which would evaporate upon cessation of John Mahama’s administration.”
Mr Obetsebi-Lamptey said the party is certain that the evidence which would be presented by the petitioners would lead to the invalidation of declaration of President Mahama as winner of the election.
He said the MPs would continue to perform their duties and participate in all legislative and oversight responsibilities of parliament.