The Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin says his job is to hold the balance in Parliament and not to favour any side of the House.
It comes after the National Communication Officer of the NDC Sammy Gyamfi accused him and the Minority leadership of selling out the party following the approval of ministerial nominees of President Akufo-Addo.
Speaking to Class FM in a yet-to-be aired interview, the former NDC lawmaker said nobody should expect him to tow party lines as Speaker of the House.
“Recently in the media, on social media, in particular, you have heard the blistering attack on me when I did not play any role apart from presiding [over the business of the house]”.
“Because I say I belong or came from a party, does he [Sammy Gyamfi] think I’m at the beck and call of the party?” he queried.
He stressed “Now, I don’t belong to any party. I’m Speaker of Ghana. I’m not a Speaker of NPP. I’m not a Speaker of NDC. I’m Speaker of Ghana. And I must hold the balance. So, decision-taking; no. My duty is to ensure that there’s an even playing field and the decision is taken and I announce it. That is all.
“And, so, if you sit down and look at me and think that maybe you were my girlfriend before [and, therefore] I should give you an advantage over another who I’ve never met, please, then don’t come to me; you won’t get it. Let’s finish; after work, we can do that business together. Not when I’m working. That’s my nature; that’s how I’ve been up to this time and, so, it’s unfortunate that these things are happening”.