‘I’m ready to discharge new leadership role in Parliament diligently’

The proposed Deputy Majority Chief Whip and Member of Parliament-elect (MP-elect) for Ayawaso West Wuogon in the Greater Accra Region, Lydia Seyram Alhassan, has assured that she is ready to discharge her new leadership role in Parliament diligently.

She was nominated by the leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to serve as a Deputy Majority Chief Whip in the 8th Parliament and she is to deputise Frank Annoh Dompreh, the MP for Nsawam-Adoagyiri in the Eastern Region.

Madam Alhassan replaced Ophelia Hayford, the MP for Mfantseman in the Central Region who was earlier proposed as one of the Deputy Whips.

Speaking for the first time since her nomination, Madam Alhassan noted that she would succeed with the support and assistance of all and she insisted that she would work hard to make all her critics proud.

“Ghanaians can see what I have done within the two years, my new appointment is a learning curve and for me, I am ready and prepared for this new role, I will work hard to make my critics proud and we all need our critics to put us on our toes,” she stressed.

Meanwhile, the National Council of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has chosen Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye to serve as Speaker of Parliament for the second time and he has served in such capacity since January 7, 2017.

The former two-term MP for Dome-Kwabenya in the Greater Accra Region served as the Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament between 2009 and 2013, he was MP for Dome-Kwabenya from 2005 to 2013 and from 2001 to 2004, he had served as Ghana’s High Commissioner to India.

The Council also endorsed the change in deputy from Sarah Adwoa Safo, the MP for Dome-Kwabenya, to Alex Afenyo-Markin, the MP for Effutu in the Central Region. –citinewsroom.com

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