Repent! Rashid Pelpuo Slams Treacherous Minority MPs For This Reason
The Member of Parliament for Wa Central, Dr. Rashid Pelpuo, has expressed his disappointment with the outcome of the parliamentary voting on the approval of six ministerial nominees on Friday, March 24, 2023.
In a Facebook post, he slammed what he described as “treacherous” behavior by some minority MPs who went ahead to vote for the approval of the nominees despite the party’s decision to boycott the process.
“Never been so terribly disappointed! But the object of this vote was not only to win but to demonstrate our non-cooperation. We won that.
The bandwagon to the big verdict moves on to 2024. The bad economy and bad governance will still be the subject.
Those who willfully transgress the common cause will and must repent. The will to win is stronger,” Dr. Pelpuo wrote.
Dr. Pelpuo’s comments came after parliament approved all six ministerial nominees put forward by President Akufo-Addo, including two Supreme Court Justices, following a heated debate and a tense voting process.
The final results declared by Speaker Alban Bagbin showed that all nominees got more votes than the minimum of 138 votes required because out of the 275 eligible voters, there were three absent.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) had earlier boycotted the vetting process for the nominees, citing the government’s refusal to address their concerns about the country’s worsening economic situation and rising levels of corruption.
The NDC also accused the government of failing to engage in meaningful dialogue to address the country’s challenges.
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Dr Pelpuo’s comments were seen as a rebuke of those NDC MPs who ignored the party’s boycott and went ahead to vote for the approval of the nominees.
He urged those who had “willfully transgressed the common cause” to repent, warning that the pursuit of power in 2024 would only be successful if the party remained united and committed to its core values.
The approval of the ministerial nominees is expected to bolster President Akufo-Addo’s administration as it seeks to address the numerous challenges facing the country.
However, the opposition NDC’s decision to boycott the process, and Dr Pelpuo’s comments, highlight the deep divisions that still exist within the country’s political landscape.