Wed. Nov 30th, 2022

Minority Leader in Ghana’s parliament and Member of Parliament MP for Tamale South Constituency, Haruna Iddrisu has responded, in a very touching manner to the last State of Nation’s Address (SoNA) by president Akufo-Addo ending his first term as president of Ghana.

Aduna, as he is affectionately called used the opportunity as a leader of the minority to remind the president of the atrocities that characterised the 2020 general elections held on December 7 last year.

He believed the president deliberately ignored the killings in Techiman South Constituency and across the country during and after the elections.

In a very optimistic way, Lawyer Haruna Iddrisu said the National Democratic Congress (NDC), of which he is a member will soon form majority in the next parliament, when the Techiman South finally added to their numbers.

According to the leader, the democracy in Ghana is greatly bruised, and Mr. Akufo-Addo will be held responsible, if something untoward happens as a results.

He wondered why the New Patriotic Party (NPP) led by Akufo-Addo refers to the economy as “robust”, and on a “sound footing”, when a bag of corn is sold 200 Ghana cedis in Tamale.

The Tamale South legislator however thanked the president on behalf of the Minority MPs, for his services to the country, with a belief that he shall not address Ghana as president again next time.

“To remind the president, that parliament is not almost in the 8th parliament. The numbers – we certain, that if Techiman South is added, we will have our majority. But, Mr. speaker, we leave our fractured democracy in your hands. Conspicuously missing in your speech is lost of lives in Techiman and other parts of Ghana”, the leader said.

“We have economy, which is hugely debt driven. We have a bag of corn selling for 200 GHC in Tamale, yet the economy in Ghana is doing well. We will thank you for serving Ghana well. But, Mr. president, to remind you, that, peace must be predicated on fairness and justice”, he concluded.

According to Article 67 of the 1992 Constitution, “the President shall, at the beginning of each session of Parliament and before a dissolution of Parliament, deliver to Parliament a message on the state of the nation.”

He spoke on sectors such as, economy, education, revenue, galamsey, stimulus package, housing and the rest.

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