The Speaker of Parliament Right Honourable Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye refused on Thursday to award Hon.Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, a Ranking Member of Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, an opportunity to present his opinion on a statement by Deputy Foreign Minister, Habibu Tijani, on the issue of Ghanaian migrants stranded in Spain.
Prof Ocquaye reflected that the his action of refusing the honourably North Tongu MP on ground of firstly discuss the topic before the house to the media first.
Meanwhile in response to the Speakers action the Hon.Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa said that “It is really a tragic day for democracy in Ghana” speaking in an interview concerning matters rising on Ghanaian Migrants Crisis.
“The Honourable Minister [Habibu Tijani] brought a statement…all were in reaction to what apparently was a reaction to what Okudzeto had spoken on in the media…if you are taking your case to [the chief’s palace] you don’t start commenting on it throughout the village,” the Speaker expressed disappointment in the Honourably MP by saying this, leading to his refusal of comment from Hon.Okudzeto.
The Minority have described the Speaker’s action as partyly supported.