Speaker officially declares NPP, majority side in 8th Parliament

After the back and forth in media circles as to who forms the majority in the 8th parliament of Ghana, the New Patriotic Party caucus in parliament together with the independent MP of Fomena has been declared together as the majority group in the 8th Parliament of Ghana.

The declaration was made by Rt. Honourable Speaker, Alban Bagbin during the first sitting of the house on Friday, January 15, 2020, to determine which group is the majority among other businesses.

The NPP caucus had 137 members whilst the National Democratic Congress (NDC) caucus also had 137 members with one the Fomena MP holding the trump-card to which side becomes the majority.

Speaker Bagbin said, the Fomena MP, Hon Andrew Amoako Asiamah in a letter dated January 13, 2020, confirmed he would do business with the NPP.

This brought the NPP group’s number to 138 as against 137 from the NDC, on which basis, the speaker declared the NPP caucus as the majority group in parliament, the announcement was met with great cheers and excitement among the NPP MPs who had reported to the house very early in the day to occupy the majority seats.

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