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General News of Monday, 18 January 2021

Source: Peace FM

We will resist any attempt to frustrate Akufo-Addo – Sam Pyne warns NDC MPs

Ashanti Regional Secretary of the NPP, Sam Pyne has warned the NDC Members of Parliament not to disturb the smooth running of the economy.

According to him, the NPP will resist any attempt made to frustrate President Akufo-Addo's second term in office.

The 8th Parliament is led by an NDC member, Speaker Alban Bagbin. There is the notion that as 'an NDC Speaker', he can team up with NDC MPs to frustrate the government.

However, Sam Pyne says it will not be tolerated.

Meanwhile, Speaker Alban Bagbin has promised to be impartial in the discharge of his duties.

Address the House, he said: "Hon Members, I intend to live by the Oath I swore on the occasion of my election to this office, to respect, obey and abide by the will of the House. I am fully committed to being fair and impartial. But I am also fully committed to being firm. Members must also in reciprocity, respect and abide by my rulings and instructions. When in disagreement, the Standing Orders of the House, has the answer. I will apply the authority of the House as symbolized by the Mace, to protect and defend the prerogatives, privileges and immunities of Parliament, members and staff as provided under the laws of the country".

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