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General News of Saturday, 22 February 2020

Source: Peace FM

Minority’s 'jollof rice' story attributed to me unfortunate - Majority Leader


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The Majority Leader and Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu has denied reports making rounds that the Minority came back to Parliament for their jollof rice and drinks popularly referred to as 'Item 13' after they walked out from this year's State of the Nation Address.

According to him, he never granted any interview to any station after the President's address in Parliament.

Speaking on Okay FM's 'Ade Akye Abia' programme, he expressed worry as to why some journalists will be so callous to attribute such a story to him.

"Where are people taking journalism to in this country . . . I have never said it anywhere, neither did I grant any interview to any Journalist . . . yesterday I didn't speak to anyone . . . that story attributed to me is most unfortunate," he told Kwame Nkrumah Tikese.

According to him he was very busy attending to the President and other dignitaries after the event in the Speakers office and retired to the office to attend to the numerous visitors who had come to see him after the programme.

Members of Parliament (MPs) from the Minority side on Thursday boycotted the 2020 State of the Nation Address (SONA) by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Clad in black, the Minority MPs chanted the National Anthem as they walked out of the chamber shortly after President Akufo-Addo took his seat Thursday morning in the chamber.



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