Member of Parliament for North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has resigned from the Appointments Committee.
In a letter sighted by www.myrepubliconline.com, the former Deputy Education Minister stated that his decision to resign from the committee is personal and on principle.
His resignation comes at a time the leadership of the minority in Parliament and the Appointments Committee in particular have been accused of taking huge sums of money to approve appointees of the Akufo-Addo led administration.
The Appointments Committee of the 8th Parliament of the Fourth Republic is chaired by the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joe Osei Wusu, the 26-member committee has13 members on each side of the House – 13 NDC members and 13 NPP members.
Member of Parliament for Effutu and Chief Whip of the NPP caucus, Alexander Afenyo-Markin is the vice chair of the committee, while leader of the NDC caucus, Haruna Iddrisu and Chief Whip of the NDC caucus, Mubarak-Muntaka are ranking members.
The Appointments Committee is among other things responsible for the vetting of nominees for ministerial positions and other public offices.