Member of Parliament for Fomena Constituency, Hon. Andrew Amoako Asiamah has stated that he will side with the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 8th Parliament after winning his seat as an independent candidate.
Speaking in an interview on Wednesday,16 December 2020, the MP noted that although he won the 2020 polls as an independent candidate, his constituents have urged him to associate with the NPP.
“I am taking this decision with the prior recognition of my constituents. I am not speaking just for myself. I am speaking for my people. What they told me is what I am speaking out. My people are saying in spite of whatever happened, I should still be with NPP.”Hon. Andrew Amoako Asiamah
He said Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Prof. Mike Aaron Oquaye had subsequently removed the MP from Parliament after the NPP demanded the invocation of its constitutional provision that makes a seat vacant after an MP leaves the party that sponsored one’s candidature.
Answering the question as to if the speaker had been fair, he said,
“Frankly I was not happy with the decision of the Speaker. I had not come across any precedence. But it is all good.”
However, the Fomena legislature disclosed that he has “no demands from the government.” “But I believe that the party will do what is right and needful for my people. What I am looking for is to make sure that everything the party does is open and transparent,” he added
BY: Mary Quartey