Formena MP will lose his position as deputy speaker if… Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu

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Formena MP, Andrew Asiamah Amoako

New Patriotic Party (NPP) Caucus leader in Parliament, Osei-Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, has established that Fomena Member of Parliament (MP), Andrew Amoako Asiamah, will lose his position as the 2nd Deputy Speaker in Parliament if he intends to become an NPP MP.

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He explained that the constitution does not permit two Deputy Speakers belonging to the same party.

This is because the First Deputy Speaker of the Eighth Parliament, Joseph Osei-Owusu, is a member of the NPP.

According to Mr Mensah-Bonsu, a by-election will be required if the Second Deputy Speaker makes such a decision, adding that it will amount to cross-carpeting.

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“If he elects to be an MP on the ticket of the NPP, it will amount to carpet crossing and that will result in a by-election.

“If he succeeds, he cannot be a Deputy Speaker because the constitution provides that the two Deputy Speakers should not come from the same party. In that case, he will lose his Speakership,” he stated during a press conference in Accra.

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