December 6, 2023

The Minority in Parliament has walked out of the Chamber after it’s Chief Whip Muntaka Mubarak told the Speaker he was making the House lawless. 

This was after Prof. Mike Ocquaye refused to halt proceedings over lack of quorum. 

The House was considering the Corporate Insolvency Bill with only about 60 MPs in the chamber out of 275. 

One-third parliamentarians are needed to form a quorum. 

Muntaka Mubarak says Prof. Mike Ocquaye’s decision not to halt proceedings is a shame. 

Minority Chief Whip Muntaka Mubarak

He interrupted proceedings with his outburst after the Speaker refused to recognise him. 

“You are condoning illegality. That is why there must be rules and order, now what you are doing means you are indulging in illegality,” he said on the Floor. 

He said the Minority kept telling the Speaker the House does not have the numbers and thus they do not have the quorum but Prof Ocquaye carried on with proceedings.

“What is then the use of our constitution and the standing orders? This is not fair, you are abusing the privileges of this House. You are making this house lawless Mr Speaker,” the Asawase MP told the Speaker.

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