Hon Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu has promised not to retaliate the act of the NDC during their time of holding the majority in the parliament house.
The current majority leader whose duty start after the dissolution of the sixth parliament and the inauguration of the 7th at midnight today said they will rather expand the frontiers of parliamentary democracy to allow the minority of the house have their say on discussant issues of the house.
Speaking on Peace FM, he recounted aggrieved moments where the Speaker of Parliament upon the law vested in him will not allow the minority share their views on matters of the house.
“We sometimes have to boycott proceedings at the house or walk out since we were denied the chance of exercising our democratic rights in the house”.
The table is turned, we have the power now, does that mean we have to retaliate, that will not help the country’s development, we will rather expand the frontiers of parliamentary democracy for a fare shared thought from both sides of the house for a better nation, he said.
Some of the country’s critical thinkers were of the view that, the NPP holding the majority seats at the parliament house will have their pay back to the NDC for their maltreatment when they had the majority. Some said it is the time for the NDC to go through the agitations of being at the minority side.
But Mr Osei Kyei said this is not a tit for tat affair but that of a nation building hence the current minority will be given the chance to work their way out in the house. They will be granted space at the house, he stated.
Hon Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu who wanted to rest after holding several positions for 16 years at the parliament house has be chosen to be the Majority Leader of the Seventh parliament.
He has held positions including Deputy Whip and Chief Whip to the then Majority NPP. He later became the Deputy Majority leader before the end of 2008. He also serve as a Minister of State for a year in 2008. He became the Minority Leader in Parliament from 2008 till 2016 and in 2017 has now been chosen to be the majority leader.
According to him he wanted to be taken elsewhere for another person to take over the position of the Majority leader but will have to adhere to the party’s decision since it is in a best interest.
Source: Topfmonline.com/Maame Yaa Emefa Coffie