The Nsawam Adoagyiri MP, Frank Annoh Dompreh says the NPP MPs will by all means possible take their rightful place as Majority in Parliament come Friday, January 15.
Parliament will have its third sitting on Friday following the inauguration of the 8th Parliament and swearing-in of Akufo-Addo as president.
Speaking to JoyNews’ Daniel Dadzie Monday, the Chief Whip for the NPP caucus was emphatic the NPP would not tolerate any act that undermines their rightful position in the House.
This he said: “On Friday, we will sit at where we have to sit. Whatever we will to do to sit at where we have to sit, we will sit there and they must understand this.”
According to him, should the NPP MPs be confronted by the NDC caucus, they “will resort to reasonable force to go back to where they belong, the Majority side.”
The Nsawam Adoagyiri MP described the actions of the NDC MPs as “most unreasonable and unthinkable” insisting they fail to come to terms with facts.
During the inauguration of the 8th Parliament, the NDC caucus took up the right side of the Speaker to signify their Majority position in Parliament.
This led to several contentions between the two caucuses which ended with Ablekuma West MP Ursula Owusu-Eufaula being shoved off her seat when she insisted on sitting at the right side occupied by the NDC MPs.
Mr Annoh Dompreh stated that the notion of Majority by the NDC is misplaced because the Fomena MP identifies with the NPP caucus.
This act, he indicated strongly emphasises their position in the chamber without a doubt.
“Even when we were being sworn in, the MP for Fomena identified with us [NPP]. He sat with us after we had been sworn in. The issues about who is in the Majority is not in contention,” he stated.
However, he urged both sides of the House to reach a resolution to prevent any clash during subsequent sittings.
Per the standing orders in Parliament, the Majority caucus occupies seats to the right hand side of the Speaker and the Minority caucus to the left.