The race for the next speaker of parliament has grabbed much heat because of the uncertainties around the 2020 elections as to whether the NPP will maintain it's majority status or this time the NDC chooses.
People are of the opinion that Ghana's current Speaker of Parliament Prof Mike Aaron Oquaye is aging and therefore can't handle the pressure especially from the NDC if they (NDC) are to maintain their majority status.
Three highly profiled names were then suggested to be in contention to become the next Speaker in the 8th Parliament. Nii Ayikoi Otoo, Freddy Blay and Frank Davies are all reportedly been considered by Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo.
But Professor Stephen Adjei, the Chairman of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) has asked the President to maintain the current Speaker of Parliament rather than selecting a new person in order to calm the heat surrounding the race to the speakership.
The Chairman speaking on Joy FM said there is too much heat at this time for the President to bring a new Speaker.
He said, “I would have maintained Prof Mike Oquaye at least for now if I were in Nana Akufo-Addo’s shoe and tell him to willingly resign in about a year or two."
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