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Bagbin Accepts Okudzeto Ablakwa's Resignation

New reaching us within this few minutes indicate that the Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana, Hon. Alban Bagbin has accepted that the North Tongu legislator,Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, resigns from the Appointment Committee of Parliament. 

Mr Ablakwa said in a letter dated Tuesday, March 30 and addressed to the Speaker, Alban Kingsford Bagbin, that the decision was taken “after days of careful reflection and thoughtful considerations”.

“I shall like to state that the reasons for this difficult decision are both personal and on principle.”

This comes just days after the Appointments Committee members, especially the National Democratic Congress (NDC) lawmakers, received flak from their own party supporters and other members of the public for approving some of President Akufo-Addo’s ministers who they believed should have been rejected by the Committee.

On Monday, the Committee by consensus approved Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta.

Following the approval, a Professor at the University of Ghana, Ransford Yaw Gyampo, demanded an explanation into the “unanimous” approval despite the spirited bastardization of Mr Ofori-Atta by the NDC and its parliamentary representatives.

He wrote on Wednesday, March 31 that the Minority in Parliament made all to believe that Mr Ofori-Atta was “the most greedy, insensitive, corrupt and incompetent Minister in the previous administration”.

Nonetheless, for him to receive such overwhelming backing suggests that the criticisms could only be unfounded.

“Was the Minister that good in his first term to warrant such a unanimous approval? What was the basis of the critical stance against some of his policies by the minority group? Was it just propaganda against him or it was sheer ignorance on their part? Were they criticizing the man, just to look good in the sight of the populace? Does it mean their criticisms weren’t well-founded? What?” he asked in a write-up.

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