Friday, 19 July

MPs absenteeism: Your people are following Bawumia dancing azonto, control them if you want to be taken seriously – Murtala Mohammed to Majority leader

Politics
Tamale Central MP urged the Majority leadership to address what he described as their members' lack of seriousness

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale Central, Ibrahim Murtala Mohammed, has criticised the Majority Caucus for their members' absenteeism in Parliament.

The Tamale Central MP expressed his frustration over the lack of attendance from the Majority, accusing them of abandoning parliamentary duties in favor of campaign activities with the New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, since the House resumed from recess.

Speaking on the floor of Parliament on Thursday, 13 June 2024, the Tamale Central MP urged the Majority leadership to address what he described as their members' lack of seriousness.

He directed his criticisms particularly at the Majority Leader, Alexander Afenyo-Markin, for not ensuring that his colleagues were present to conduct parliamentary business.

“My point has to do with the unseriousness of the team that he [Alexander Afenyo-Markin] leads. They are only seven. [Wednesday, June 12], they were just five. Now, you think that it is important for us to do business without members of the Majority?” the Tamale Central MP quizzed.

Highlighting his own commitment to parliamentary duties, he added: “I came to Parliament by eight o'clock and registered. Your members are still not here.

“They are following your presidential candidate dancing Azonto and saying, give me the steer. If you want us to take you seriously, then have control over the people that you lead,” the Tamale Central MP stated.

 

Source: classfmonline.com/Elikem Adiku