Member of Parliament(MP) for New Juaben South Constituency and Deputy Trade Minister, Hon Michael Okyere Baafi has revealed that there are some parliamentarians who are so powerful that, they can instruct all member of the house not to come for parliamentary proceedings.
“Some of the caucuses have so much power, I’m telling you. They can instruct all parliamentarians not to come to work and everybody will sleep”, Mr Michael Okyere Baafi shockingly told Angel FM in an interview monitored by MyNewsGH.com.
Hon Okyere Baafi made this statement while commenting on the controversial minority reshuffle which saw major changes in parliament last year.
According to him, decision by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to make changes in their leadership in parliament without consulting them was the best considering the current democratic practices.
“In my candid opinion, I think per where our democracy has gotten to, that is how we must do it. Until when our democracy has grown then we Parliamentarians can elect our leaders if not, the kind of leaders we will choose will be a different issue for the party. Because after joining Parliament, I have come to realize that it is a city on its own where some of the caucuses have so much power, I’m telling you.” He told Kwame Tanko on the show Angel in the morning.
“If the party does not take a firm decision, those groups will decide who to lead and that is all”, he added.