The Minority in Parliament is questioning the basis of Dominic Nitiwul’s attack after the side was absent for Saturday’s sitting.
Members of the minority had earlier through its leader, Haruna Iddrisu, said they will not be able to attend sitting on Saturdays as working overtime amid the Coronavirus scare can weaken their immune system.
The side indeed, did not show up for yesterday’s sitting – a decision Defence Minister and Member of Parliament for Bimbilla constituency labeled ‘unpatriotic’.
Speaking on the floor of Parliament, Saturday, Mr. Nitiwul said: “Mr. Speaker, as a house and as a country, if the absence of my colleagues really comes to pass, that this very important national exercise we do not come and we do not make a single comment on this floor then Mr. Speaker, we as a Parliament are letting the nation down.
“Mr. Speaker, everywhere around the world, nations are coming together to fight this Coronavirus. People are putting politics aside. In fact politics can wait. Mr. Speaker, nothing is more important than putting politics aside and fighting Coronavirus which is an invisible enemy. Mr. Speaker for the NDC to boycott Parliament at this time is uncalled for, unpatriotic and a stab on the back of Ghanaians.”