The Techiman South Constituency of opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has petitioned Parliament’s Appointment Committee to reject the nomination of Martin Adjei Mensah Korsah as the Deputy Minister for Local Government and Rural Development.
Per the schedule released by Parliament, Mr Korsah, who’s the Member of Parliament for Techiman South, will face the Appointments Committee today, June 11, 2021 after he was named by President Akufo-Addo to serve in his second term as Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development would be rejected.
Mr. Korsah has been dragged to court by the Techiman South NDC Parliamentary Candidate for the 2020 elections, Christopher Beyere Basongti, who has been challenging the Electoral Commission’s decision to declare him (Martin Adjei Mensah Korsah) winner of the 2020 Parliamentary elections in Techiman South.
The NDC leadership in the Bono East Region finds the MP’s appointment as unfortunate especially when his seat is being contested in court.
According to the NDC Regional Secretary for Bono East, “this individual whose issue is under contention, an individual whose presence in Parliament had made the NPP form the majority group in Parliament. [If the court case goes against him] his absence will create a great lacuna for the NPP in Parliament and the government as a whole, so why do you give such an individual an appointment?”
The Bono Regional Secretary of the NDC further stressed that they “have served the [Appointments] committee enough reasons to reject his nomination.”