Cletus Avoka chastises Ablakwa for bypassing Haruna Idrissu before resignation


Member of Parliament for Zebilla, Cletus Avoka, has chastised his fellow MP, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, for the manner in which he resigned from the Appointments Committee of the House.

Mr. Avoka feels Mr. Ablakwa should have addressed his letter to the Minority Leader and not the Speaker.

He backed his point by noting that Mr. Ablakwa was selected onto the committee by his caucus.

“In the case of Hon. Ablakwa, it was not the Speaker who made him a committee member. It was his Caucus leadership. So as far as his situation is concerned, I think that appropriately, he should have addressed the resignation to Haruna Iddrsiu who is the leader of the Minority,” he opined on Eyewitness News.

Meanwhile, the former Majority Leader also expressed faith in the current leadership of the Minority amid suggestions that it is in turmoil.

According to him, the Minority side will be worse off if the calls for an overhaul of the leadership are heeded.

“We will be worse off in Parliament because I don’t think they deserve to be changed. I think that some people calling for change are exercising that in a position of ignorance. They do not know the full fact and, therefore, want to make a decision without appreciating the circumstances under which we do some things in Parliament.”

“It is based on ignorance, and I do want us to fall prey to that call. I think that the leadership has done its best. We should be careful about how we go about these things. They should be allowed to do their work, so we see what happens further,” he said.


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