According to the member of the House for North Tongu Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, the decision to resign from the appointment committee is based on his on personal decision.
A letter was addressed to the Speaker of Parliament, Mr Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin on the 30th of March 2021. In which Mr Ablakwa said, he would want to resign from his membership of the Appointments Committee after days of careful reflection and thoughtful considerations.
Mr Ablakwa stated in the letterIn the letter that the reasons for the decision to step down had been a difficult one, stopping short to shed light on what might have informed his decision. He continued the statement that the reasons for the resignation is both personal decision and on principle.
Respectfully, ... the resignation is with immediate effect and therefore Mr Ablakwa shall not be available for the vetting of the nominees for deputy ministerial positions.
Mr Ablakwa continued, leadership of the House, the Committee of Selection and leadership of the great National Democratic Congress. My sincere gratitude for the opportunity to serve as a member of the Appointments Committee in the sixth, seventh and eighth Parliaments of the Republic of Ghana, kindly accept, Right Honourable, the assurances of my highest esteem.
The North Tongu MP, Mr Ablakwa became a Member of Parliament since 2008 and has remained one of the key members of the 26-member Appointments Committee.
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