Patrick Boamah, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Okaikoi Central Constituency in the Greater Accra Region, has indicated that he does not believe in breaking the eight years of political party rule but in winning successive elections.
“I will support and assist the removal of cabinet ministers, if it is what it will take for the New Patriot Party (NPP) to win successive elections, as a concerned majority, we want our government to succeed,” he stressed.
According to Mr Boamah, if the Common Fund had not been released and affecting the performance of MPs and Metropolitan Municipal District Chief Executives who had been appointed by the president, then steps ought to be taken to hear from the Minister of Finance and the president on steps that were being taken.
The Majority Caucus in Parliament had called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to compel Ken Ofori-Atta, the Minister of Finance and Adu Boahen, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance, to resign and also threatened to boycott the reading of the 2023 Budget and Policy Statement in Parliament if the government failed to heed their demand.
Supporting calls for the removal of Ken Ofori-Atta, the Minister of Finance by the Majority caucus in Parliament, he contended that the party had to do what it deemed best in order to sustain interest of ‘breaking the eight’ and not to win only two elections.
“I believe in winning successive elections, eight is just too small so whatever it takes for the government to put in place the right measures, if it requires removing all cabinet ministers and setting up a new government, then we will support and assist it if that is what will win us successive elections.
“When it comes to the removal of a minister, the Constitution says you need two-thirds of members present and voting, it is like secret ballot, from the way issues are, we cannot guarantee it, I do not think it is the interest of our side of government to remove our minister,” Mr Boamah explained.