The Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG) has described the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Members of Parliament as insensitive to their constituents following their boycott of the State of the Nation’s
Address on Tuesday, February 20, 2020.
In a press release signed by the greater Accra communication director of the party,Mr Daniel Ampadu Amoako,stated that the NDC Members of Parliament must at all times respect their constituents who went all out to elect them and understand their reasons for being in Parliament so as to serve them better.
The LPG, however condemns this attitude describing it as total disgrace to Ghana’s democracy and the entire leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
He however added that the Leadership of the Liberal Party of Ghana is however of the view that the boycott has brought the image of Ghana into disrepute as far as the international community is concerned.
THE WALK OUT
Members of Parliament (MPs) from the Minority side on Thursday staged a drama in parliament as they boycotted the 2020 State of the Nation Address (SONA) by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Clad in black, the Minority MPs chanted the National Anthem as they walked out of the chamber shortly after President Akufo-Addo took his seat Thursday morning in the chamber.
“And help us to resist oppressors’ rule with all our will, and might forevermore,” they chanted as they chanted as they walked out of the chamber.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) MPs last week announced that they would boycott the 2020 SONA if government failed to release five per cent of the District Assemblies’ Common Fund (DACF).
In 2013, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Members in Parliament who were then the Minority, in a similar move boycotted the State of the Nation Address delivered by the then President John Dramani Mahama.
Their action was in line with their position not to engage in any act that would appear to give legitimacy to Mr. Mahama’s presidency until the Supreme Court ruled on the petition brought before it which was then challenging the results of the 2012 presidential election.