Minority NPP MPs Boycott Ministerial Vetting

The NPP Minority Members of Parliament have boycotted the vetting of ministers nominated by President Mahama.

Deputy Speaker of Parliament and Chairman of the Appointments Committee, Ebo Barton Oduro announced before the vetting process begun that the Minority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu had informed him of their decision not to be part of the vetting process.

Six ministers designate are expected to be vetted today, Thursday January 24.

The Minority in Parliament and NPP members on the Appointment Committee decided not to participate in the exercise stating that the December 7 Presidential election in which President Mahama emerged as winner is being challenged at the Supreme Court.

Dominic Nitiwul in an earlier interview with XYZ News said that if they were to vet the president’s nominees then the minority would be giving legitimacy to the fact that President Mahama is recognized as the president and has won the election fairly.”

The Minority also boycotted the swearing-in of President Mahama on December 7.