The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Fomena, Andrew Amoako Asiamah has said the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) approached him to side with its MPs in the 8th Parliament.
He did not indicate if the approach was formal or not.
Speaking to the press in Parliament Mr. Asiamah said he explained to the NDC why he could not join its MPs.
“In a way, the NDC had earlier approached me, but I made them aware, and they appreciated where I am coming from,” he said.
“I belong to that house [NPP] and I am going home and I hope I will be welcomed as such,” Mr. Asiamah also said, as he confirmed that he will instead side with the New Patriotic Party (NPP) MPs in the next Parliament.
This is despite the NPP forcing Mr. Asiamah out of the current Parliament because it was displeased he had contested the election as an independent candidate.
But the Fomena MP said he was willing to let bygones be bygones.
“I hope this decision gets the party to get things right. At times certain happenings make us learn the better way because I think these steps not for myself but in a way for the good of the party.”
“The party also has to make sure things are done openly and transparently so that if someone is in the party and things do not work out the way he expects, he or she would take it in good faith.”
“Even before the elections, I said I was winning for the party because the party is in my blood and DNA. I don’t have any place to go. I am taking this decision with the prior recognition of my constituents,” Mr. Asiamah said.
The Fomena MP’s alliance were of great interest because of how close the split in Parliament was after the polls.
With one seat outstanding, the NPP has 137 seats and the NDC has 136 seats.