Apologise to us or we’ll not deal with you – Minority to Afenyo-Markin
The Minority in Parliament has urged the Deputy Majority Leader, Alexander Afenyo-Markin to apologise to the group over his comments on their decision not to approve ministerial nominees.
The Deputy Minority Leader, Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah speaking to journalists said the Minority caucus will stop working with Mr Afenyo-Markin if he does not apologise and proceeds on the tangent of insulting members of the minority group.
“We believe that we are in a serious time of crisis and this House is a serious House. It is not a house of insults, and we are not going to descend into that gutters with him. If he is going to be serious in engagements, then he should, if he goes on this path then we will not deal with him as a leader.
“We will urge him that he should apologise, so we can move on because clearly, our focus is basically to fight for the people of Ghana.”
Mr Armah-Kofi Buah’s comment comes after the deputy Majority Leader, Afenyo-Markin described as political immaturity, the position of the Minority not to approve any of the ministerial nominees.
“We in the Minority wish to make it clear that we remain committed to ensuring greater scrutiny and will spare no effort to protect the public purse. In line with this, we are taking part in the vetting process so that at the very minimum, we can scrutinize the President’s decision in bringing up those nominees. However, the Minority will not subscribe to a consensus vote at the level of the Appointments Committee.”