Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Alban Bagbin, has indicated that the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) does not have the majority power in Parliament as they envisaged.
He asserted that the current composition of Parliament is split and therefore, does not give rise to the usual majority-minority situation as has always been the case in the past.
He said the situation as it is now was not the calculated creation of any particular party or individual but Ghanaians.
“The 137-137, it was the people who decided. There was no system or formula put in place; the people just voted. One of the persons who made them the majority, they didn’t want him, so he stood as independent and beat the government candidate.”
“He is now the second deputy speaker, so actually, there is no majority. But, if not because of my impartiality, anytime they want to vote, I step aside, and one of them will come and sit down, and they are 137-137. So, they don’t have the power they think they have; they don’t have it at all,” Mr Bagbin said.