Members of Parliament for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have pledged to boycott the swearing-in ceremony of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the president of the Republic of Ghana.
The Member of Parliament for Asawase in the Ashanti Region of Ghana on the ticket of the NDC, Alhaji Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka made this known in an interview a few minutes back.
According to him, the members of parliament for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will be absent from the ceremony to swear in the president-elect Akufo-Addo as the President of the land.
Even though he did not give more reasons as to why they took the decision to vacate the swearing-in process, he only said that the MP’s will not be present, but the newly elected Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin who is also a member of NDC will be available at the ceremony because he has to be neutral.
From the look of things, their plan not to be at the venue while the process is ongoing will be a payback time, if you all could remember, some years back, MP’s for NPP also boycott the swearing-in of NDC’s John Dramani Mahama because they were going to court as at that time for a reason that the result of the 2012 election was not accurate so they did not regard Mahama as President.
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Fast forward to 2021, the NDC MP’s are also doing the same, The NDC has rejected the results of the December 7, 2020 elections, claiming they were rigged for the incumbent president.
So now from the look of things, if they sit in the wearing-in ceremony of Akufo-Addo, it will send a clear message that they accept him as the rightful ruler of the country, which will tell us their case to court is baseless, so they had to stand by their words.