According to the Minority in Parliament, their absence from Parliament does not, in any way, impede its functioning. The group asserts that despite refraining from participating in parliamentary proceedings to show support for their fellow colleagues undergoing legal prosecution, the Majority caucus, consisting of 137 members, is capable of forming a quorum and carrying out legislative tasks.
During a session in Parliament, Governs Agbodza, the Minority Chief Whip, called on the majority caucus to refrain from attributing the inability to conduct parliamentary business to the boycott by NDC legislators.
“The number of colleagues in the chamber yesterday was 75 which went short of the number we needed to do business. But I was surprised yesterday that the Majority Chief Whip was making public pronouncements with the effect that the absence of myself and colleagues was hampering parliamentary business and so many comments.”
“You know that, at your back, many colleagues are currently out there campaigning. In fact, one person who is a key person to solve our problems today is Bawumia he is not at the office. What has the absence of Minority members who actually said we were not coming to work yesterday got to do with the reason why your number could not be up to the required number? So the problem is yourselves, if you produce your 138 members tomorrow morning, we shall provide our 137 members tomorrow morning,” he stated.
Meanwhile, the Member of Parliament for South Dayi, Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor raised concerns about the lack of quorum to conduct business for today and called for adjournment.