The Second Deputy Minority Chief Whip in Parliament, Comfort Doyoe Cudjoe, has cautioned that Ghanaians should brace themselves for more chaos on the floor of parliament.
This comment from the legislator was in reaction to the chaos and confusion that characterized parliamentary proceedings on Wednesday after the approval of the 2022 Budget. The majority set aside the minority’s rejection of the budget on Friday on the basis of unconstitutionality as far as the composition of house is concerned at the time of the decision.
The minority also in an attempt to overturn the majority’s approval, filed a motion on Wednesday to that effect.
However, First Deputy Speaker of Parliament and MP for Bekwai, Joseph Osei Owusu who presided over proceedings threw out the motion in his ruling amid intense chaos and confusion.
Commenting on what transpired in parliament on Wednesday, the MP for Ada in the Greater Accra Region, said Ghanaians must expect more of such spectacle if the Majority keeps bulldozing their way through decisions in the House.
Speaking in an interview monitored by ABC News on Thursday morning, Madam Doyoe Cudjoe opined that the public is not happy about the ruling government, especially its 2022 budget but the MP’s on the majority side wants to have it passed despite the opposition and concerns raised.
“Ghanaians are not happy and the rubber stamp Parliament is over,” the second deputy minority chief whip observed.
She continued that “it can’t happen again. If they don’t bring concessions and they bully their way…what happened yesterday is just the beginning. The chaos we saw is just the beginning because we are speaking the voice of the Ghanaian.”