The Minority Chief Whip Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak says Member of Parliament for Tamale North, Alhassan Suhuyini breached the rules of Parliament’s Appointments Committee.

He said “What he said was unfortunate and I want all of us to understand, when you first go to committee you have one difficulty or the other in trying to abreast yourself with the rules.

“If Suhiyini was conversant with the rules, the same question that he posed, he could have put it in a way would have made it difficult for the chairman to overrule it,” Muntaka said.

Joe Osei Owusu on Monday, 23 January, overruled Member of Parliament for Tamale North, Alhassan Suhuyini from questioning Energy Minister-designate Boakye Agyarko.

At a sitting, the MP exchanged arguments with the Chairman telling him in the face that he has not been fair to freely engage nominees the way he wanted, especially, about over issues relating to their respective ministry they are assigned.

“Mr. Chairman, I think that I have to make it clear that I am not happy with the way that I am treated on this Committee,” Suhiyini complained.

The Chairman of the Committee [Joe Osei Owusu] in reply said, “Honourable. Member, please play by the rules or else I will go pass you.”

Muntaka on his part said, the minority could have defended Suhiyini but he broke the rules of the appointments committee.

Source: Pulse Ghana

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