Majority Leader Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu has told his political opponent that there is no hung Parliament in Ghana.
He said there is a clear majority and minority and such must be respected by all.
His comments come on the back of some claims from the minority section that the 8th parliament will be a hung one as both sides of the House have equal numbers.
After President Akufo-Addo delivered his last States of the Nation Address on January 5, 2021 in Parliament, Kyei Mensah Bonsu took the floor and advised members of the House to know there is no hung parliament.
“For those who decide to be speculative and live in the dream world, reality will show where we are as a nation. People should be woken up, in the scheme of parliament there is no hung parliament in Ghana there is always a Majority caucus, by rules, there are two, Majority and Minority. Wherever the pendulum swings that group constituent majority”
A hung parliament is a term used in legislatures under the Westminster system to describe a situation in which no particular political party or pre-existing coalition has an absolute majority of legislators in a parliament or other legislature.
Parliament currently hangs in a balance as the NPP and the NDC have 137 seats with one independent seat.
However the NPP will hold majority as Idndepent candidate and Fomena MP-elect Andrews Asiamah has joined the NPP faction.
The NDC secured its highest number of seats in the Greater Accra Region by gaining 20 constituencies, whilst the NPP’s stronghold, Ashanti Region gave the party 42 seats.
At least, 108 out of the 275 Members of the 7th Parliament will not return to the house in the 8th Parliament, either because they lost the primaries in their parties or are retiring or lost the seat in the December 7 elections.
That means about 39.20% of all the 275 MPs are not returning to the house