Ghana Politics

Adom-Otchere tackles Asiedu Nketia over comments on 1st Deputy Speaker

Adom-Otchere says Deputy Speakers have every right to vote

Asiedu Nketia should be banned from politics – Adom-Otchere

Don’t hesitate to slap the deputy speaker should he attempt to vote – Asiedu Nketia charges Minority

Broadcast journalist, Paul Adom-Otchere has bemoaned the suggestion by the General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, that Deputy Speakers should be assaulted if they try to vote while presiding over the house.

According to Adom-Otchere, the Deputy Speakers had every right to vote since they represent the interest of their constituents.

Speaking on Good Evening Ghana, monitored by GhanaWeb, the journalist, who is also the Board Chairman of the Ghana Airports Company Limited, said that persons encouraging violence against the Deputy Speakers should be banned for politics.

“ … I don’t understand how any constitutional person will believe that the second speaker should not have a vote.

“Only Asiedu Nketia will think like that and urge people to go and beat up the Second Deputy Speaker … only Asiedu Nketia. That is why we need to banish people like Asiedu Nketia from our politics, only them will think like this,” he said.

Johnson Asiedu Nketia, charged the Minority not to hesitate to slap the First Deputy Speaker should he attempt to vote during the consideration of the E-Levy bill.

According to him, the Minority must adopt resistance to prevent the deputy speaker from voting as he cannot play two roles at the same time.

“.. so long as impunity will not stop, resistance has been imposed on us as a duty”, the NDC scribe retorted. “If a Deputy Speaker decides to vote [during proceedings] and at the same time play the role of a referee, don’t hesitate to slap him to keep him on track,” Nketia said.

The Supreme Court on March 9, 2022, ruled that Deputy Speakers can vote while presiding over a sitting in Parliament.

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