Christoph Retzlaff, the German Ambassador to Ghana took to social media platform Twitter to seek the views of his followers on the decision of the Minority in Parliament of Ghana to boycott President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s 4th State of the Nation Address, Thursday.
With a picture of the scene, the diplomat tweeted, “NDC opposition party leaving Parliament before President‘s State of Nation speech. What’s your opinion on that?”
The Minority which earlier announced they will be boycotting the sitting made their way out just as the national anthem ended.
Clad in black, they moved out repeating a part of the anthem that says ‘and help us to resist oppressors rule with all our will and might forever more’. Members of the majority side however sent off their colleagues with chants of ‘away’.
About a week ago, the Minority expressed frustration about the delay of their share of the Common Fund for the third quarter of 2019, stressing that it is delaying the execution of projects in their constituencies.
While threatening to boycott the State of the Nation Address, they mentioned that the delay is a deliberate attempt to deprive them of working effectively and consequently competing fairly with their opponents, especially when the general election is some months away.