Politics of Friday, 22 February 2013
Source: Joy Online
Kojo Adu-Asare has described as disgraceful the minority’s boycott of the State of the Nation address .
He said the New Patriotic Party MPs have done a great disservice to the people who elected them into Parliament.
The minority MPs boycotted President John Dramani Mahama’s maiden sessional address because their flagbearer Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and two others are challenging his [Mahama] legitimacy in court.
The NPP MPs who are convinced the Supreme Court will rule in their candidate’s favour say they would not participate in any government business which is transient.
Speaking on Asempa FM Thursday, the former MP said the NPP MPs should bow down their heads in shame for flouting the Constitution.
According to him, until the Supreme Court gives its verdict, President Mahama remains the legitimate leader of the country who must be accorded the respect he deserves.
“The NPP minority MPs are lawless lawmakers and there is no way they can justify their actions” he added.
Adu-Asare indicated that even if Nana Addo and his cohorts win their case in court, any law formulated by the Mahama-led administration cannot be annulled.
The former Adenta MP claimed that even though the minority left the chamber; some of them hypocritically went to the offices of the clerks in Parliament to watch the proceeding on television.
He said the NPP MPs have shortchanged Ghanaians by succumbing to the whims and caprices of their party leadership.
The NDC man noted that the minority can choose to boycott all government programmes because the ruling party is moving forward to build a better nation for Ghanaians.
Kojo Adu-Asare said the minority MPs should not be paid.