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The 1st Deputy Speaker Position Does Not Reflect On You Well - Alhassan Suhuyini Tells Joe Wise

Over the last two months, the Ghanaian Parliament surprised the general public with the debate on the government's E-levy tax. The brouhaha started after the Minority Caucus in Parliament registered its resentment over the attempt to introduce the 1.75% E-levy tax, indicating how it would put Ghanaians in hardships. However, the government insistence on introducing the policy erupted into chaos and exchange of blows in the chamber.

Member of Parliament for the Tamale North North constituency, who doubles as a stalwart of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Honourable Alhassan Suhuyini has said that the first Deputy Speaker position being held by the Member of Parliament for Bekwai Municipality, Joe Wise doesn't reflect on him well considering his conduct in the last sitting of the Chamber when he acted as the Speaker on the debates on the infamous electronic transactions levy.

According to the vibrant lawmaker, he finds it worrying to see an experienced member of the Chamber intentionally misinterpreting constitutional provisions to favor his side of the house. He believes that his last actions, gestures and utterances in the chamber were below standard and would not be entertained in the next sitting when parliament finally resumes on January 18, 2022.

Honourable Alhassan Suhuyini made this bold disclosure when speaking in an interview on Good Morning Ghana show hosted by Annie today, January 13, 2022. It was a heated discussion as he advocated for an end to the brawls and misunderstandings between members of the House when Parliament resumes.

According to the lawmaker, the Minority Caucus cannot be blamed for the brawls as they [Minority] only sought to end an unconstitutional decision. He believes that Honourable Joe Wise and his cohorts only attempted to perpetrate illegality and the attempt was graciously resisted by the Haruna Iddrisu-led Minority Caucus.

He said, "How would we justify what the First Deputy Speaker did in the Chamber? It is clear that there is no justification to that after him attempting to count himself in the voice votes. I must say that the 1st Deputy Speaker does not reflect on you well. What he did was illegal and illogical and we were right to stop him. We [Minority] were not conspiring to do illegality but to end it."

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Alhassan Suhuyini Ghanaian Minority Caucus National Democratic Congress Tamale North North


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