The Volta Regional Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Hon. James Gunu has reacted to the withdrawal of the military detachment of the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin.
According to him, the deliberate withdrawal of the Speaker’s military personnel who have worked with him right from the day he took office as Speaker will not increase the number of NPP MPs in Parliament for them to pass the controversial E-levy.
He believes that the move is not only politically motivated but also very unfortunate.
His comment comes after the Ghana Armed Forces ordered the withdrawal of four soldiers who have been working with Speaker Alban Bagbin since he assumed office as Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament on January 7, 2021.
According to the letter from the Ghana Armed Forces sighted by InsiderGH.com, the “military personnel were attached to the Office of the Rt Honourable Speaker of Parliament without the proper procedure.”
“It is humbly requested that the personnel are withdrawn with effect from 14 January 2022 while efforts are made to regularise their attachment,” the statement signed by the Chief of Staff of the Ghana Armed Forces, NP Andoh further stated.
Meanwhile, the Minority Caucus have expressed shock at the turn of events.
According to them, the President of the Republic, H. E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is responsible for the withdrawal of the Speaker’s military personnel.
According to InsiderGH.com sources in Parliament, the Minority Caucus will meet tomorrow, Monday, January 17, to deliberate on the issue.