Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, the Parliamentary Affairs Minister has indicated that the National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress, Sammy Gyamfi’s unwarranted attack on Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin and the NDC leadership does not only affect them but scandalizes all Members of Parliament.
“If you do something that brings disgrace to any of the senior figures in parliament, it does not bode well for the house. Someone will say it’s an internal party issue, but though the speaker is an NDC member, he no longer represents the party,” he was quoted by ghanaweb.
“He is the third gentleman of the land so must be accorded the needed respect. If someone is attacking the speaker, we must all rise and defend him and the institution of parliament. That is what it must be,” he said.
“This is not the first time he is doing that. He once criticised me, but I decided to let go and no minority member said anything. He has crossed the line. From the little I have read, he is making bribery allegations against the MPs which is not true. If you look at it from that angle, he has scandalized parliament. Again the Speaker angle is different. The leaders will meet and discuss how to deal with him. If we are to haul him before the house, we will. If we want to treat it as an internal party matter, we will, “ he said.