The independent Member of Parliament(MP) for Fomena Constituency, Hon. Andrews Asiamah Amoako has officially written to the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Alban Bagbin to join the NPP in the 8th Parliament.
In a letter addressed to the Speaker of Parliament, the independent member of parliament (MP) said: “I shall, for purposes of transacting business associate with the NPP caucus in the Eighth Parliament”.
“For the avoidance of doubt, I do hereby affirm that I shall cooperate and collaborate with the NPP caucus in the Eighth (8) Parliament”, the letter dated January 13 read.
This official document from Andrews Asiamah will help decide what caucus holds the majority in Parliament.
Recall that Hon. Asiamah’s membership of the NPP was revoked after he decided to run as an independent candidate in the just-ended general elections.
Lucky for him, he won the Fomena parliamentary seat during the December 2020 elections with 12,805 votes, defeating his main opponent from his former party, Philip Ofori-Asante, who secured 10,798 votes.
His position as an independent member of parliament became even more significant after the 2020 parliamentary elections, given that neither of the two main political parties (NPP and NDC) could secure an outright majority. In a post-election interview, Amoako indicated that he had no ill-feelings towards the NPP over the termination of his party membership.
The General Secretary of the NPP, John Boadu, has suggested that Amoako could reapply for his NPP membership subject to specific party regulations and conditions. On 7th January, 2021, Asiamah was elected as the Second Deputy Speaker of Ghana’s 8th Parliament of the Fourth Republic.
He is the only independent Member of Parliament to have been elected to that position in the history of the country.
Read full the full statement below;