The member of parliament for Ningo-Prampram Constituency and also doubling as a member of the minority caucus in parliament; Hon. Sam George at an interview on Joy News on Wednesday has revealed that, there will be no consensus building between the two caucuses in the chamber until the end of the 8th parliament of the 4th republic.
The current parliamentary sitting hosts 137 members of the minority, 137 members for the majority and an independent candidate. Follow ups of the 2020 general elections are quite not motivating as both caucuses always seem to disagree. Currently, they’ve been hurdles in parliament over the passage of the infamous e-levy bill which saw to chaos in the chamber.
According to Sam George, “Do you want me to be honest with you? Between now and 2025 we will not have any agreement,” he told the host in a response to a question on the need for the two sides to reach an agreement and a compromise in the interest of the nation.”
He further added that attempts by high profile personalities to help or talk the two divisions into consensus won’t be successful.”And so the peace contractors must all stop. Those who are running around claiming they can bring peace between the caucuses; they should stop, we won’t agree on anything.
“Because the NPP has been very dishonest with us. They’ve not been forthright, they never come to a conversation or compromise position with honesty. They have never come with candour to the table. On this E-Levy, there have been several attempts for us to find a middle ground. You finish a meeting with them they turn around and stab you in the back. Several times on the floor you will hear Haruna Iddrisu (Minority Leader) stand up and say ‘but Kyei-Mensah (Majority Leader) this is not what we agreed to in conclave,” Sam George said.
“We would also now do politicking, there is no need for us to say we are coming to do any compromise. Every single decision, we will vote on it. We will vote 137 to 137..That is why the whole of this year, seven weeks in parliament we have not done any government business; they can’t bring anything. Because they have worked with so much bad faith in the first 12 months of this parliament, they cannot even invite us to come and sit down to consider anything. They are afraid to bring any government business”, Sam George added.