Following the sacking of Hon. Alhassan Suhuyini from the chember of Parliament by First Deputy Speaker, Hon Joe Osei Owusu, the Tamale North Branch of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is asking the leadership of the Minority in Parliament to sit up against the biases and hostilities unleashed on its members.
The leadership of the party in the constituency in a statement said “Finally, to the minority leadership in parliament, if you don’t standup, protect and show solidarity with your very own, nobody will do that for you.”
The Tamale North lawmaker, Alhaj Suhuyini who was protesting the demand on the minority by the Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament Joe Osei Owusu sitting as the Speaker to apologise for the ‘bloody widow’ placard was heard shouting urging the leadership of the minority not to apologize.
Mr. Joe Owusu found the minority MP’s actions as “unruly” and unparliamentary, and instructed him leave the chember.
However, the statement by the party recounted another “unfair and bias” incident during the Appointments Committee vetting of appointees of the Nana-Addo led administration where Mr. Joe Owusu is chair of the committee.
It therefore condemned sacking of legislator from the law making house indicating that aside formulating national policies, the Honorable Member is a delegate and a trustee of his constituents in parliament.
“Ladies and Gentlemen, We are however shocked to the marrow when Hon. Joe Osei Owusu took his open hostilities towards our representative to unprecedented and unimaginable height by walking him out of parliament for ” making noise ” when he sat in for the speaker on Wednesday, 6th of February, 2019. We find the conduct of the first deputy speaker appalling, shamefully pathetic and ludicrous.
“This was a deliberate attempt to divert the attention of Ghanaians to the barbaric and inhuman activities of his parties hoodlums on innocent NDC supporters in the Just ended Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency by elections. Sorry Mr First Deputy Speaker, That archaic tactics wouldn’t work.” the statement added.