Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has slammed the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) for walking out of Parliament while President Akufo-Addo presented the State of the Nations Address.
It was all drama in the legislative house as minority MPs walked out after the National Anthem was sang, in readiness for the president’s delivery of his 2020 state of the nation address.
Speaking to Joy News after the 2-hour address, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah expressed disappointment in the conduct of the Minority warning that it could set a bad precedent for successive governments.
“I think the walkout is disappointing, I dare say it’s irresponsible and a dangerous precedent we are setting by undermining the pillars of our democracy. The State Of the Nation Address is not a motion by a member of Parliament, it’s not the normal business, it’s no statement being presented by Minister or a member of a committee. It is a constitutional requirement that the President whether you like it or not, whether he likes the NDC or not, has to come before the country on the platform of Parliament to present the state of the Nation.
“It is unthinkable that while the Majority and the Minority have roles to play, the Minority, from what we are hearing on the grounds that their flagbearer has said they should step up their protest against the New Voters’ Register, it is unthinkable, it is. So tomorrow if the Minority wins power and the President is presenting the State of the Nations Address, they expect us to participate? he quizzed.