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Alexander Afenyo-Markin, the Deputy Majority Leader, has been urged by the Minority in Parliament to apologize to the group for his remarks regarding their decision not to approve ministerial nominees.

Speaking to journalists, Deputy Minority Leader Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah stated that the Minority caucus would stop working with Mr. Afenyo-Markin if he did not apologize and continued to insult minority members.

“This House is a serious House, and we believe that we are in a serious crisis. We are not going to join him in the gutters because this is not a house of insults. He ought to take his engagements seriously; if he proceeds in this manner, we will not deal with him as a leader.

“We will urge him to apologize so we can move on,” we will say, “because clearly, our primary focus is to fight for the people of Ghana.”

After the deputy Majority Leader, Afenyo-Markin, characterized the Minority’s decision not to approve any of the ministerial nominees as political immaturity, Mr. Armah-Kofi Buah made the comment.

“We in the Minority wish to make it clear that we will spare no effort to safeguard the public purse and remain committed to ensuring greater scrutiny.” In keeping with this, we are participating in the screening process so that we can, at the very least, examine the President’s decision to bring those nominees up. Nevertheless, the Minority will not support a consensus vote at the Appointments Committee level.

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