The NPP illogicalities is sickening & disgraceful
As far back as Wednesday, I'm on record to have stormed out of the committee meeting to raise serious legal and procedural issues about the manner the committee had been instructed to handle this case including the fact that we could not amend any portion of the draft agreement to the media. We were simply to rubber-stamp it, shameful as it turned out. The minister and his army generals left at about 9 pm after a long unconvincing briefing. No vote was ever taken. By their warped logic, the NPP means to say that 13 NDC MPs voted for the deal to be approved and strangely the 10 NPP MP's including the chairman of the committee voted against a deal their own government brought to parliament. How can any reasonable NDC member not realize the mischief and the folly in such reasoning?
The same NPP would have bastardized us if we had failed to participate in our numbers during the briefing by the Army and would then say that we ought not to be allowed to incorporate our dissenting comments in the report in question. My people, do you recall their arguments in the Cash for Seat scandal when Dr. Ayine wanted to incorporate his Minority opinion? The NPP claimed that, when the committee met to finalize its report, he was not present so NDC Minority Report couldn't be accepted and incorporated in the final thing that they brought to plenary. Hahaa my people, I've discovered that it's their way of doing things.
Indeed, the fact rather is that we stormed the meeting in our numbers to kill the deal. They saw it and went to cook a report with the express connivance of the two clerks to the joint committee. Contrary to Our Standing Orders 210 and 211, they cooked the report in the night and got it tabled in parliament without any recourse to the committee. That's the fact and the architects in this scandal are the chairman of the joint Committee and the two clerks.
The Minister, responding to a question from yours truly, regarding the unsigned document vis-a-vis Art. 75, he stated unequivocally before the committee that even though he proceeded to Parliament under Article 75 of the Constitution 1992, it was a 'deliberate omission' by government to get parliament to ok it before the Executtive signs, very contrary to the procedural requirements contemplated in Article 75(1)(2)(b). In other words, the NPP government deliberately and willfully breached the Constitution in order to achieve their politically-crafted agenda.
What's shocking is that, NPP is so weak that they are never able to face up to the damn consequences of their actions.
So people, analyze their thinking small and you will discover the level of 'tagborkuju' in it to expose them.
I am so broken that I'm part a parliament that has done this but I'm equally glad that my protestations have been well recorded ahead of yesterday.
Veritas Nobis lumen.....
God Bless us all
*Dafeamekpor Esq. MP*