Sam Nartey George, a member of parliament for Ningo-Prampram, has said on the Citi Morning Show on Monday that the clerks in Parliament should be questioned about how they handled Friday’s head count.
The caucus did not put up a strong battle to stop the three new tax legislation that were enacted on Friday, as claimed by the Minority in Parliament, and that accusation has been disputed.
Sam George made this assertion on Citi FM on Monday morning.
“If we had acquiesced we wouldn’t have gone through the vote, we wouldn’t have accounted for our 136, we wouldn’t have challenged what appeared to be an error in counting. We are aware now that at the time we did the first count, Ahmed Tuferu was not in Parliament.
“There are two [majority] MPs who also walked in after the clerks had finished taking the vote from the majority side, so clearly, that vote shouldn’t have read 136, 137, but be that as it may, the Speaker only announces what it is presented to him,” Mr. George told host Bernard Avle.