Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, the Member of Parliament for North Tongu constituency in the Volta Region and a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has resigned from the Appointment Committee of the 8th Parliament.
According to the MP, addressed in a letter dated yesterday 30th of March 2021, the decision comes “after days of careful reflection and thoughtful considerations.”
However, Honourable Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa is resigning from the committee.
“I shall like to state that the reasons for this difficult decision are both personal and on principle,” he stated in the letter.
Per the notice, he will be absent during the vetting of the nominees for the deputy ministerial positions appointed by President Akufo-Addo.
“May I extend to your leadership of the House, the Committee of Selection and the leadership of the great National Democratic Congress (NDC), my sincere gratitude for the opportunity to serve as a member of the 6th, 7th and 8th Parliaments of the Republic of Ghana.”
As a result, the leader in Parliament, Hon. Alban Bagbin requested to hold a meeting with Okudzeto Ablakwa to unveil the reason behind his decision.
Later today, the MP shared on his social media handle that he has had a fruitful meeting with the Speaker.
“Concluded a fruitful and frank meeting with Rt. Hon. Speaker Alban S.K. Bagbin a while ago. I am enormously grateful to him for accepting my resignation from the Appointments Committee of Parliament. May the Good Lord show us mercy & guide our steps in the journey ahead.”