The National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Freddie Blay, is charging Members of Parliament to maintain unity when debating issues in the House.
Parliament began on a chaotic note in 2021 during the voting process to elect a new Speaker of Parliament, and ended in chaos when another brawl broke out during a late-night session to consider passing the electronic transactions levy under a certificate of urgency.
Many Ghanaians have condemned these acts by the parliamentarians, with some describing them as shameful.
Freddie Blay, who was once a Deputy Speaker of the House, advised members of the house to strive to act together in the best interest of the country.
“I will blame Parliament for what they want to consider as their rights, duties responsibilities, and the way they perceive it. It is for them to act together and give in a bit, so they all work together because united we stand, divided we fall. As a country, if we look at what happened in Parliament, we realize that we are giving in to wrong [things].”
Due to the hung nature of the current Parliament, members of the majority and minority sides of the eighth Parliament have had a number of disagreements in recent times.
In some instances, some MPs have been captured engaging in fisticuffs.
The most recent incident occurred on December 20, 2021, which has been widely condemned by various groups.