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Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Mike Oquaye Expels Fomena MP



The Speaker of Parliament Prof. Mike Aaron Oquaye has declared the Fomena seat vacant ahead of the 2020 election.

This comes after the New Patriotic Party(NPP) wrote to the lawmaking house on the sack of the Member of Parliament for the Constituency Mr Andrew Amoako Asiamah and the need to remove him from Parliament.

Speaker of Parliament making this known said the conduct of the lawmaker is in breach of the party’s constitution hence making him unfit to represent the people of Fomena.

“The step taken to contest his party automatically triggers forfeiture of his party membership,” the Speaker quoted.

Adding that “Having forfeited the membership of the party, on whose ticket he was elected to Parliament, the operative language of the Constitution is that ‘He SHALL’, which is mandatory, ‘vacate his seat in Parliament’”.

“This lacuna of a ridiculous situation is not what is anticipated under the 1992 Constitution.”

“In the circumstance and it is determined that the conduct of Hon. Andrew Amoako Asiamah amounts to vacating his seat in Parliament.”

The Speaker of Parliament has since deferred to the Electoral Commission on the next line of action in accordance with the country’s laws.


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