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Did Alban Bagbin Intentionally Help The Minority To Reject The 2022 Budget? -Opinion

The rejection of 2022 budget proposed by government has taken new form as majority MPs has stated that the budget is wrongfully rejected and speaker of the house, Alban Bagbin intentionally helped the minority to reject budget on political line. The majority led by majority leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu disagree with everything done by Alban Bagbin and told Ghanaians that the rejection of the budget is null and void.

He quoted the constitution to make his statement known but the question that remain is that did the speaker of Parliament intentionally helped the minority to reject the 2022 budget because he belongs to the NDC?

The questions that some people keep asking is that did speaker of Parliament called on the minority secretly to go and vote on the budget without the knowledge of the majority? Who was delaying the process when speaker want parliament to debate the budget and get it approved? Why is majority leader saying that parliament did not come together to vote on the budget when they intentionally walk away because of someone sitting in the public gallery?

During friday sitting by parliament, each and very Ghanaian thought that it is minority MPs who would walk out of parliament because they are not ready to approve the budget and they have 137 MPs only, and NPP having 137 MPs and 1 independent MP supporting them means that, there's no way the budget would be rejected by minority MPs. But what really changed?

Did parliament form quorum or not as demanded by the constitution of Ghana? They did and majority MPs knew very well that they are not up to the numbers if speaker allowed them to vote on the budget and speculated and some people thought speaker was doing the bidden for them.

It was speculated by the Ghanaian US based investigative journalist, Kevin Ekow Taylor that NPP MPs were delaying the process because they want some MPs to fly from America to Ghana and vote on the budget in favour of them and it really manifested later on the day of voting.

Why did you run away from your own budget when you have already form a quorum as stated by the constitution while you were in chamber to justify Article 104 (1) of the constitution? You thought speaker of Parliament doesn't know his left and right when he was insulted on social media for delaying the process in parliament?

I think speaker of Parliament did not intentionally help the minority to reject the 2022 budget but the behavior from majority leader cost NPP government this heavy lost. This should be a lesson for them when working on a national budget.

If they could have made broader consultation on the budget as disclosed by Franklin Cudjoe, this won't happen. They must humble themselves and eat their pie and stop challenging the speaker of Parliament who know the standing oders of parliament very well for so many years now.

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