Declare 123 NPP seats vacant – 3 pray to court

Three persons have dragged the New Patriotic Party’s Members of Parliament (MPs) to the Supreme Court for their actions which “we think is a clear breach of the Constitution”.

Sam George, Sumaila Bielbiel and George Spencer Quaye’s writ is to seek interpretation on some articles of the 1992 Constitution – including Articles 48, 63, 78, 100, 103, 125 and 127.

Speaking on TV3’s late night news analysis programme News @ 10 on Wednesday, Spencer Quaye, who is also a member of the National Democratic Congress’ communications team, said the Minority’s actions seem to suggest that there is no president in the country.

“The Minority MP’s do not legitimize the president of the country,” he said.

He said their actions seem to be supporting the petitioners, who are recognized as individuals in the suit challenging the 2012 Election results at the Supreme Court.

“They seem to be lending credence to the three petitioners,” he mentioned to host Bright Nana Amfoh.

The NDC Communications team member noted that their writ is to pray to the Supreme Court to declare the Minority MPs’ 123 seats vacant since “they have demonstrated that they are not willing to work”.

“We are asking the Supreme Court to declare the 123 seats vacant,” he stressed.

He stated that he found it difficult to understand how the Minority Leader, Osei-Kyei mensah-Bonsu, could tell Ghanaians that the Minority MPs will return to Parliament when they so wish.

According Spencer Quaye, they have a mandate to serve their constituents, some of whom are NDC members.

“It means almost GH¢1million a month is going waste,” he said of the total salary the 123 Minority MPs receive monthly.


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