• Mon. Aug 15th, 2022

How MPs celebrated Fomena MPs birthday in parliament

Members of Parliament made a break from their regular business to honor Andrew Asiamah Amoako, the Member of Parliament for Fomena who also serves as the second Deputy Leader, on his birthday, February 24, 2022.

At the start of today’s session, Member of Parliament Ayawaso West Wougon wished the presiding officer of the house, Andrew Asiamah Amoako, all the best for the day.

Joining his Majority colleagues in congratulating the Speaker, Deputy Primary Whip Ahmed Ibrahim said he is pleased the MP is in the Speaker’s chair, calling him as a perfect example of the proverb “the stone that the builder rejected has become the chief cornerstone.”

Elizabeth Ofosu-Agyare, the MP for Techiman North, described him as a gentle man who she has known for over 20 years.

“I’ve known you for almost two decades and am familiar with your personality. You truly deserve to be the House’s second speaker. You have made a name for yourself in this house. “We pray that the Lord continues to bless you,” says the group. Ofosu-Agyare, Elizabeth

As they (the Minority) nominated him to serve as Second Deputy Speaker, Sampson Ahi prayed that he would remain neutral.

Habib Iddrissu, the Second Deputy Majority Whip, also stated that if the party had not made the difficult decision, they would not have found how good the Fomena MP is.

“..You went independent as a result of our party’s difficult decision, and you chose a difficult decision to go independent as well.” It is because of this difficult decision that you are today’s Second Deputy Speaker. We would not have discovered you as the best Second Deputy Speaker we have if we hadn’t been able to make such decisions.”

Finally, as he was celebrated on his 56th birthday, the Fomena MP conveyed his heartfelt gratitude to his colleagues.

Andrew Asiamah Amoako, an Independent Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ashanti Region’s Fomena Constituency, was elected Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament on January 7.

In the 8th Parliament of the 4th Republic, he sits alongside Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin and First Deputy Speaker Joseph Osei-Owusu.

Mr Amoako served in the NPP’s 7th Parliament but was expelled from the party before the presidential and parliamentary elections on December 7, 2020. That drove him to run as an independent candidate in the legislative elections last year, which he won.

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