The Minority in the seventh parliament under the Fourth Republic has called on the incoming Speaker, Prof. Mike Ocquaye to eschew partisanship in steering the affairs of the House.
Prof Ocquaye who served as the second Deputy Speaker of the House between 2009 and 2013 was Thursday elevated to the speakership position.
He takes over from Rt. Hon. Edward Doe Adjaho and will be deputized by Joe Osei-Wusu and Alban Bagbin as first and second deputy speakers respectively.
Speaking on Starr fm, the incoming Minority leader, James Klutse Avedzi said they expect the incoming speaker to rise above partisanship in handling parliamentary proceedings which means being fair to both sides of the House.
“If he [Prof Ocquaye] wants to be too partisan, by concentrating on only one side of the House, it will not make the House lively, it will not make the business of the House flow as expected,” warned Mr. Avedzi.
He thus urged the former Member of Parliament for Dome-Kwabenya to adopt an “open door” approach in his supervision of parliamentary business “so that we can have debate flow and the House can move as a family.”