Sanctions recommended for NPP MP-turned-chief

Member of Parliament for Asawase Constituency Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak is calling on the House, and the Speaker in particular, to sanction New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Talensi Constituency Robert Mosore for not officially informing them over his enskinment as Paramount Chief of Tongo.

Mr Mosore was enskinned last month to succeed the late Tongo-Raana Sapaalug-Namalteng Boara Yenga Kolbil.

In Parliament on Tuesday, May 19, Alhaji Muntaka Mubarak said the NPP MP should have done honourably resigned before contesting the paramountcy.

However, some members of the Minority rejected the Majority Chief Whip’s suggestion, saying they are not aware of the enskinment of any member.

Member for Manhyia South Constituency Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh indicated, for instance, that the Upper East Regional House of Chiefs has not recognized Mr Mosore as a chief yet.

He, therefore, asked the Speaker not to “descend into this anarchy of chaos”.

But First Deputy Speaker Ebo Barton Oduro referred members to Standing Orders of the House, insinuating that if Mr Mosore is not heard from nor seen after 16 days, he will be dragged to the Privileges Committee.

Meanwhile, the NPP has opened nominations for interested members to contest primaries for the seat, which is yet to be officially declared vacant.


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