Local News: Majority Leader Extends Olive Branch to Minority
Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu has pleaded
with his Minority Colleagues and all other aggrieved political parties
in the just ended 2020 elections to use the Christmas holidays to reconcile
all post-election disputes
The Majority leader's comments were contained in his closing remarks
to the House as it adjourns for the Christmas Holidays.
He urged the parties to Unite as one people to pursue the task ahead for God and Country.
The Majority leader's comments come In the wake of protests by the Minority in Parliament,
challenging the outcome of the 2020 general elections.
'Mr. speaker, Christmas is just ahead of us and those of us who are Christians, Christmas marks a period of reconciliation between God and Mankind, I do know that post-election there have been so many issues"
"Let's use this as a nation, the Christmas period as a nation to reconcile and come back
much more United to pursue the cause of God and country" the Majority leader added
"Mr. speaker, I wish all of us, Including the speakership, the leadership of the House, colleague members and indeed the clerk and his staff a merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year, I thank you very much" Kyei Mensah Bonsu added.
The Majority leader also offered words of consolation to MPs who lost their seats during the just ended elections and wished them well in their future endeavors.
"Mr. speaker, once again let me congratulate members, for those of them who went into battle, In the general elections, they put up a good fight, many have returned and theyre going to be part of the eighth parliament of the Fourth Republic, for those of them who were not successful, let me wish them better luck next time"
Minority Leader, Harruna Iddrisu wished the speaker of Parliament and all MPs a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Aaron Ocquaye announced that the House will resume after the Christmas break to complete some outstanding business.
"I wish you travel mercies, throughout the period, the House will stand to adjourned until Monday, January 4, 2021" the speaker of the House said in his closing remarks,
President Akufo-Addo is expected to deliver his final state of the Nation Address before the dissolution of the 7th Parliament in accordance with the law.
Story by: Rodney Tsenuokpor