President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo may have won the presidential elections but the success of his next government hangs in a balance, as he is on a brink of being supervised by a hung parliament.
As it stands, there is no clear majority in parliament per the data released by the Electoral Commission. The NPP caucus which initially held 169 seats has lost 32 of them in the December 7 elections.
The NDC caucus, almost at par with the NPP holds 136 seats with one outstanding result yet to be declared and an independent candidate.
However, in what many have described as an intriguing turn of events, the Member of Parliament for Fomena, Andrew Amoako Asiamah who was ousted from the NPP for his decision to go Independent after deciding not to contest his party’s primaries, has won his seat.
He, according to many has become the literal representation of the famous biblical quote “the stone which the builders rejected will become the cornerstone.”
For NPP to hold majority seats, Mr Amoako Asiamah’s alignment with them will be key. But with all that has transpired, the question remains if he will be ready to sweep it under the carpet and go back to his party.
-I can’t work with Fomena MP – Akufo-Addo-
The president-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo during one of his campaign trails in the Fomena enclave announced categorically, that he will not be able to work with the Fomena MP.
His reason was that the MP, Andrew Amoako Asiamah has disrespected him.
In the Presidents words; “Anyone who parades himself as a member of the NPP yet goes independent is not a true member of the party. Yes, if you’re a dyed-in-the-wool member of the party, you won’t go independent. Especially when I personally made attempts to engage you and you fail to show up. Then you have no respect for me and you can’t work with me. I can’t work with anyone who doesn’t have respect for me. That’s why I ask you to vote for NPP.”
This was an attempt to court dissatisfaction for the MP who had chosen to go independent.