Mr Andrew Asiamah Amoako, MP for Fomena

The Independent Member of Parliament for Fomena, Mr Andrew Asiamah Amoako who has also been elected second deputy speaker of the eighth Parliament has officially written to the Speaker informing him of his decision to do business with the New Patriotic Party (NPP) caucus in parliament.

This was after the governing NPP and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) engaged in endless debates over who has the majority and was entitled to sit on the right side of the Speaker.

Both the NPP and the NDC have 137 seats each in the house with no clear majority.

However, the NPP through MP for Effutu, Alexander Afenyo-Markin has written to the Speaker to declare their side the majority because the Fomena MP has agreed to do business with them giving them 138 seats.

The Fomena MP on Wednesday, officially wrote to the Speaker of Parliament Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin to confirm his position on the matter.

“I Andrew Asiamah Amoako an independent MP for Fomena constituency and now the second deputy speaker for the same parliament do hereby declare that I shall for purposes of transacting business in the house, associate with the NPP caucus in the 8th parliament.

“For the avoidance of doubt, I do hereby affirm that I shall cooperate and collaborate with the NPP caucus in parliament,” he added.