“There is too much turbulence at this time for you to go and bring a new Speaker [of Parliament], the Chairman of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), Professor Stephen Adei has said.

He said if he were in the shoes of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, he will maintain Prof Aaron Mike Oquaye as Speaker of Parliament for “continuity” sake in the 8th Parliament.

Prof Adei said in a radio interview on Accra based Joy FM Monday morning (Jan 4, 2021), monitored by Graphic Online.

I will maintain the present Speaker at least for now, and advise him that in about a year or two time, he should voluntarily resign.

Prof Adei justifying his position said “there is too much turbulence at this time for you to now go and bring a different person, “this is what I would have done straight away.”

”But this is a case whereby I expect NDC will nominate somebody, NPP will nominate somebody, there will be a secret ballot, and then… but there are many candidates from Papa Owusu Ankomah to Alban Bagbin all of them can be very good Speakers,” he added.

Source: Graphic