Information currently reaching us at Pinaxonline.com indicates that The Minority has walked out of Parliament, fulfilling their earlier promise of boycotting the 2020 State of the Nation Address.
The Honorable men and women of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) are protesting government’s failure to release some five per cent of the District Assemblies’ Common Fund and therefore were all seen wearing black.
Reports has it that the legislators resolved at a Minority Caucus meeting to give the Executive up to Friday, February 16 to release the monies. If their request is not adhered to, then they may not be in the Chamber when President Nana Akufo-Addo visits the House to deliver the annual address and guess what, they fulfilled their promise.
Although they were in the House in their numbers, as soon as the National Anthem was sung and President Akufo-Addo took his seat, the MPs walked out. They left behind placards with inscriptions questioning, among other things government’s support of the Electoral Commission’s decision to compile a new register for the December polls.