Following the allegation by the Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu that Speaker Bagbin demanded an increase in parliament’s budget as a condition for ensuring the approval of 2022 Budget, MP for North Tongu in the Volta Region, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has jumped to the defense of the speaker.
According to Okudzeto Ablakwa, the recent revelation by the majority leader is very “pathetic” and his attempt to blackmail and soil the reputation of the Rt. Hon. Speaker must be condemned by all well-meaning Ghanaians.
In a Facebook post cited by ABC News, the legislator for North Tongu noted that Speaker Bagbin has every right to demand for more allocation for parliament considering the astronomical increase in the allocation of the Executive.
“Government should stop these spurious attempts at looking for scapegoats to blame for its well-deserved disastrous inability to railroad obnoxious policies such as the E-Levy, and rather pull the brakes by listening to the overwhelming majority of Ghanaians — for the voice of the people is certainly the voice of God,” he stressed.