Empty seats MPs abandon parliament; sitting adjourned

The house sat for 30 minutes just a day after Parliament reconvened from its three-month recess.

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Parliament House [file photo] play

Parliament House [file photo]

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The absence of ministers and committee chairs from parliament has led to an abrupt adjournment of its sitting on Wednesday.

Majority leader, Alban Bagbin moved a motion for the adjournment play

Majority leader, Alban Bagbin moved a motion for the adjournment

The house sat for 30 minutes just a day after Parliament reconvened from its three-month recess.

Rt. Hon. Edward Doe Ajaho, Speaker of Parliament play

Rt. Hon. Edward Doe Ajaho, Speaker of Parliament

The Speaker, Rt. Hon Edward Doe Ajaho took the decision after the majority leader, Alban Bagbin had pushed for an adjournment.

NDC hold primaries on November 7, 2015 play

NDC hold primaries on November 7, 2015

The absenteeism is as a result of preparations by the National Democratic Congress towards its November 7 parliamentary and presidential primaries.

Majority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak play

Majority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak

 

Most MPs seeking re-election have intensified their campaigns. According to Majority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak, MPs would have to learn how to strike a balance since they cannot abandon parliament to canvass for votes in their respective constituencies.

“The primaries is not over. We’re still negotiating with some chairpersons to negotiate sittings. It is difficult to tell MPs to abandon campaign. We have to strike a balance,” he said on Joy FM.

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