Sack Asiedu Nketiah From Parliamentary Service Board- NMC Chair

Yaw Boadu Ayeboafo


The Chairman of the National Media Commission (NMC), Yaw Boadu Ayeboafo wants the immediate removal of the newly elected Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Commission (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketiah from the Parliamentary Service Board since he has taken partisan position.

The former Editor of state owned newspaper Daily Graphic said the position demands neutrality of the highest sense and he doesn’t think a leader of a political party can occupy such relevant position.

Mr Ayeboafo strongly indicated that it is unconstitutional for a leader of a political party to advise the Speaker, for that matter, citing how the late Peter Ala Adjetey was removed from the Commission because he was the National Chairman of the NPP.

He said the constitution was amended to ensure that Mr Ala Adjetey did not stay on as a member of the Commission.

“So, if somebody holding political office cannot be a member of the Commission, how can somebody leading a political party advise the Speaker which is supposed to demonstrate objectively and neutrality of the highest sense?”

Mr Asiedu Nketiah was over the weekend elected chairman of the NDC after toppling the incumbent Samuel Ofosu Ampofo from the position.

The longest serving General Secretary of NDC has served on the parliamentary board since 2021.

He was appointed together with former New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Tema West Abraham Ossei Aidoo as the Speaker of Parliament’s nominees onto the Board.

Other members of the board include the Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu, and the Clerk of Parliament Cyril Nsiah, with the Speaker as the Chair.

By Vincent Kubi