The Member of Parliament (MP) for Yapei/Kasawgu, Mr John Jinapor says the Minority Members of Parliament should not be blamed for failing to get Parliament to reject the government’s Budget Statement and Economic Policy for the 2021 fiscal year as they had earlier touted.
He said the public should not forget that they just didn’t have the numbers and people should not also forget that they are not in the “majority.”
According to him, three MPs from the Minority side were absent in the House for various reasons and that one was down with COVID-19 and battling to survive.
He said Mr Kpodo has lost the mother and was burying the mother on Friday and the other one was unable to make to the House on time.
Explaining why it was 134 MPs from the Minority side in Parliament on Friday [March 19, 2021] instead of the 137 in a radio interview on Accra based Citi FM monitored by Graphic Online, Mr Jinapor said the minority side should not be accused of failing in their decision to reject the budget.
He said majority of them [from the Minority side] contracted COVID-19 because of how they interacted on the night [January 6, 2021] they elected a Speaker of Parliament.
He said many of them contracted the deadly disease because of the “push and pull” on that night in their attempt to ensure that they got their favourite candidate elected as Speaker.
He cited himself as an example of one of them who contracted COVID-19 and has recovered.