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Politics of Saturday, 31 August 2013

Source: citifmonline

Minority will cooperate with government - Deputy Minority Leader

Minority Members of Parliament (MPs) have indicated that they would reconsider their decision to boycott government related business in parliament after the Supreme Court declared President John Mahama as validly elected.

The Minority MPs boycotted business in Parliament saying they did not recognize President John Dramani Mahama as the legitimate President at that time.

But following the Supreme Court’s declaration on Thursday, the Deputy Minority Leader, Dominic Nutiwul, in an interview with Citi News said the “National Council has given us the go ahead to more or less cooperate with government in whatever they want to do.”

He revealed that, at the meeting on Friday, “the National Council has recommended that the party moves forward as a united opposition and play the role that we are supposed to play as an opposition party.”

He further stated that they will be a meeting next week to finalize the party’s decision, adding that the MPs would not disobey the council’s decision.

According to him, the decision by the MPs to boycott certain business of Parliament was not wrong.

“If the decision was 9-0, I would have apologized to the people of Ghana and said that we got it all wrong. But what we have done has deepened our democracy,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Majority Leader in parliament Hon. Alfred Agbesi has welcomed the decision by the Minority MPs.

“We will resume in October and so it means what you are saying now will be a reality and add much weight to the house” he added.

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