The Member of Parliament (MP) for Subin in the Ashanti Region, Eugene Boakye Antwi, has blamed the leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the party’s failure to win the Speaker of Parliament position.
According to the ex-Deputy Works and House Minister, the NPP needs an introspection because there are cracks and weaknesses in the party which needs to be resolved.
Videos on social media suggest that Eugene Boakye Antwi did not vote for Prof. Mike Ocquaye in the election of Speaker of Parliament for the 8th Parliament.
But speaking to Accra-based Okay FM, Eugene Boakye Antwi, denied such claims indicating that he is a loyalist of Nana Akufo-Addo and will never betray him for anything.
Mr. Boakye Antwi was the first MP-elect to vow he was going to vote for Prof Ocquaye to be retained as a Speaker because of his experience in the face of a hunged Parliament; 137 to 137 between the NPP and the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The results have been shocking because the NPP has 137 seats with one occupied by the Independent candidate on their side.
Reacting to the loss, Eugene Boakye Antwi indicated that he blames the leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for losing the Speaker of Parliament position.
To him, there was absolute coordination between the General Secretary of the NDC, Asiedu Nketia and the party’s leadership in Parliament, whiles there was nothing of the sort for the NPP in Parliament.
“All members of the NPP know is lying to the President about people. All they are good at in the party is backbiting. While the elections were ongoing, you could see pure teamwork between the NDC leadership in Parliament and their party leadership.”
He insisted that the NPP needs an introspection because there are cracks and weaknesses in the party which needs to be resolved.
The NPP’s Prof. Ocquaye garnered 136 of the votes cast on the day.
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