North Tongu MP Ablakwa resigns from Parliament’s Appointments Committee

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The Member of Parliament for North Tongu Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has resigned from Parliament’s Appointments Committee.

In a letter dated March 30, addressed to the Speaker, Alban Kingsford Bagbin, he explained that this was “after days of careful reflection and thoughtful considerations.

It is not clear why the outspoken and meticulous member of the Committee who takes nominees especially through rigorous CV scrutiny is stepping down.

“I shall like to state that the reasons for this difficult decision is both personal and on principle,” was all Mr Okudzeto Ablakwa alluded to in his letter.

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The former Deputy Education Minister said the Speaker must consider his resignation to take immediate effect.

As a result, the North Tongu MP stressed that he will, therefore, not be available for the vetting of President Akufo-Addo’s nominees for Deputy ministerial positions.

“May I extend to you leadership of the House, the Committee of Selection and the leadership of the great National Democratic Congress (NDC), my sincere gratitude for the opportunity to serve as a member of the 6th, 7th and 8th Parliaments of the Republic of Ghana,” concluded.

The Speaker is reported to have requested for a meeting with Mr Okudzeto Ablakwa over his decision to leave the Appointments Committee.

Meanwhile Johnson Asiedu Nketia has hinted that the opposition National Democratic Congress will be reconstituting the leadership of the Minority side in parliament.

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