Thursday was an exciting day in Parliament. Arguments over the approval of the report on President Akufo-Addo’s new ministerial nominees had become a major focus of the day’s business.
They had to take a break, and even though they gathered again and talked until late in the day, they couldn’t come to an agreement.
But the Speaker, Alban Bagbin, made a remark that made the entire House chuckle.
Alexander Afenyo-Markin, the Deputy Majority Leader, spearheaded the effort to support the ministerial nominees during the discussion.
However, the Speaker seemed to take exception to his apparent propensity for making obscene hand motions whenever he is debating on the floor on this particular occasion.
Rather hilariously, Mr Bagbin exclaimed, “Deputy Majority Leader, one day I will give a directive that this your hand that you’ve been swinging, it be cut off,” he told the Effutu MP.
Both Minority and Minority MPs erupted in raucous laughter.
When Minority Chief Whip Kwame Governs Agbodza defended his side’s decision to refuse the new appointees, Mr. Afenyo-Markin threw his hands in the air.
The Minority has not changed its mind about refusing to ratify the new ministerial nominations.
The Minority is attempting to have the government shrink by refusing.
However, the Speaker of the House postponed the choice till today.