The herculean nature the incumbent is struggling to get the 2022 Budget approved in Parliament is self-imposed.
On this issue , according to the former New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Tema East constituency, Daniel Nii Kwartei Titus-Glover, is solely be blamed on some NPP MPs who decided to vote for Alban Bagbin who is a affiliated to the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
On Friday, November 26, 2021, Parliament vigorously kicked against the 2022 budget. The vote to reject the budget was done in the absence of the NPP MPs as they had boycotted the Parliamentary proceedings.
The Speaker, Alban Bagbin, indicated that their absence does not restrict the House from proceedings with the business of the day. That was the maiden time in the Fourth Republic that a budget had been rejected by government.
But Hon. Titus-Glover on Monday said he is not amazed at the conduct of the Speaker of Parliament.
As a member of the NDC whose MPs had assured Ghanaians to reject the budget, he did not expect Mr Bagbin to have ruled in the favor of the NPP Caucus.
He put the blame on some NPP MPs who decided to vote for him [Bagbin] as Speaker to bite their own government.
“This is the result of some NPP MPs who decided to vote for Bagbin,” the former Tema East MP fumed.
He further blamed some supporters of the NPP who voted ‘skirt and blouse’ giving the NDC upper hand and equal number as the incumbent.
“I give the blame to NPP supporters who voted skirt and blouse in the 2020 elections. This is the end result of skirt and blouse,” Mr Titus-Glover added.
Story by Lawrence Odoom
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