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Minority calls Speaker of Parliament Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye threat to democracy

The Minority in Parliament has accused Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye describing him as a threat to democracy.

The Minority on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 walked out of the house over the Speaker’s decision to forward the motion to withdraw the 2015 AMERI deal to the House’s Energy Committee.

The Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu speaking to the press after they walked out of the Chamber said, “We [Minority] had no option than to protest the manner in which he (Speaker) is endangering parliamentary democracy and its practice.”

“Let me place on record to protest against the conduct of the Speaker in referring a motion to a committee of parliament – a motion which has not been debated and a motion for which no decision has been taken.
“This is a house governed by procedure and a house governed by rules and standing orders. Nowhere – and I challenge you to peruse the standing orders and give us basis and justification for the referral.

The Minority walked out of Parliament following a motion filed by K.T Hammond, seeking cancellation of the deal.

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