Prince Hamid Armah, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Kwesimintsim in the Western Region says the National Democratic Congress (NDC) can frustrate the government because of their numbers in Parliament.
In an opinion piece on the events that characterized the swearing-in of a new Speaker on January 7, the first-time MP charged his colleagues on the opposing side to put Ghana first.
Both the NDC and the NPP had 137 Members of Parliament but a Cape Coast High court granted an injunction suit against the Member of Parliament-elect for the Assin North Constituency, James Gyakye Quayson.
The court has ruled that James Gyakye Quayson cannot hold himself as the MP-elect for the constituency but he was present to vote in the Speaker's election.
Mr Hamid Armah in his piece on Facebook charged NDC MPs to think Ghana first in every decision they make.
"There are, of course, a number of ways this parliament can go. The NDC can decide to use its near equal strength to be an obstructive force in the house. It can decide to block flagship legislations just because it can and for the perverse pleasure of frustrating and embarrassing the government. But the real victims of this scorched earth approach would be the men, women and children around the country who sent every single one of us into the house to fight for them and not each other. The real victim would be the country which we each swore an oath to serve and protect. The real victim would be the institution of parliament, which would now be seen by the public as merely a body of self-interested politicians fighting battles that have little to do with the people who invested their hopes and votes in us."
Below is the full statement
Out of the chaos of its first night, the eighth parliament can carve a redeeming tenure