Member of Parliament(MP) for the Nhyiaeso Constituency, Hon. Stephen Amoah has reflected that he would not bother engaging in word exchanges or fisticuffs in the Parliament House after a recent near-brawl incident ensued between him and Hon. Rockson Dafeamekpor, MP for South Dayi.
Speaking in an exclusive interview on Kumasi-based Abusua FM with Kojo Marfo, Hon. Stephen Amoah who is popularly referred to as ‘Stica’ stated that the NDC MPs have constantly served as a destructive force in the house, heckling the NPP leadership every time they rise to speak but he has resolved never to care less of any of the antics in Parliament, even when, one decides to raze down the August House.
I have made a statement and it has taken me ten months, I still haven’t gotten the opportunity to read even though the statement is very technical. I have about four or five statements I want to make this year and if given the opportunity I would be glad.
The other side is Kojo, I’m being very honest with you. I am a very diligent and impartial man who abhors any form of disrespect. My colleagues in the NDC have constantly served as a nuisance in the house. I don’t know if it’s because they think the numbers are equal so they reserve the right to exhibit their disrespectful behavior.
Anytime their leadership rise to talk, we are quiet but the same decency is not afforded our leadership when they rise to speak.
Their constant noise caused me to do the same at a point because I didn’t want us to appear as a weaker force.
Even though we are friends beyond the floor, I think the democracy in our country today is over-stretched. If care is not taken, it will set up something called strategic drift.
I think there’s too much creation of interference of waves in-house, and in fact, after what happened with me recently, I have said that I could care less if anyone decides to burn down the Parliament building.
The foyer of Ghana’s Parliament on Friday, 12th November 2021, witnessed a scuffle between South Dayi MP, Rockson Dafeamekpor, and Nhyiaeso MP, Stephen Amoah, over the authenticity of a picture used by the Majority side in a press statement on the current tidal waves disaster in parts of the Volta Region.
The two MPs could be seen angrily exchanging words and hurling insults at each other after the Minority disagreed with the stance of the Majority in Parliament on the Tidal waves disaster, and a claim that sand winning and not the absence of the sea defense wall, was the cause of the disaster that affected some residents in the Volta Region.
The confrontation by the Minority became heated after the authenticity of a picture used by the Majority side during the press conference was disputed by the Minority.
It was during the Minority side’s attempt to respond to the press conference that the two Members of Parliament nearly clashed in the heated scuffle.
Rockson Dafeamekpor could be seen telling Stephen Amoah to leave the lectern, so the minority press conference can take place.
“Don’t come and misbehave here, when you were talking nobody came here” Rockson Dafeamekpor could be heard saying angrily. The Nhyiaeso MP also kept yelling and retorting, adding that he won’t leave.
They had to be separated by some onlookers.