Mahama erred inviting guests to SOTN- Minority leader

The Minority in Parliament has accused President Mahama of breaching the rules of Parliament by inviting his own guests into the chamber without the Speaker’s approval.

The President, during his State of the Nation address, which is the last in his four-year term, touched on several government social intervention programmes ranging from health, education and the economy.


In doing so, he purposely invited to the chamber the beneficiaries of the various programmes and introduced about ten of them intermittently.


But speaking to Citi News, Minority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, said the President breached Parliamentary rules by inviting cheer leaders to do his bidding.

“The rule in this chamber is that, strangers who enter this house are guests of Mr. Speaker and not the President and then he breaks all rules to ferry people here and cheer leaders to do his bidding. I think it will be interesting to know who bused them here. Where are they housed? Who is taking care of their feeding and who will be responsible for ferrying them back?

Who did Mahama address?

In another development, one of Ghana’s  fast-rising and most recognized comedians, DKB, has taken to social media, Twitter, to question the President’s State of the Nation address delivered to Parliament.

DKB, in a rather mocking tweet, wondered which nation the President was addressing especially as he touted a number of achievements his government had chalked over the years.

The tweet said, “#SOTNGhana Saying all this good works but we don’t see it. I wonder the nation he is addressing, sark nation? bhim nation? Or carnation? .

Mahama’s address disappointing

Meanwhile the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), has said President John Mahama’s State of the Nation address was disappointing just as it had predicted.

Speaking to Citi News, the Acting Chairman of the NPP, Freddie Blay, who witnessed the nearly four-hour address, said the President said nothing, describing it as mediocre and disappointing.

By: Marian Ansah/
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