Call For Mumuni To Resign

Alhaji Mohammad Mumuni
Alhaji Mohammad Mumuni

The Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana may soon be holding another by-election to replace Alhaji Mohammed Mumuni, the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Kumbungu constituency.
This follows his elevation as President Mahama?s nominee as the candidate to serve the unexpired term of Dr. Mohammed Ibn Chambas as the Secretary General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of States.
ECOWAS Heads of State on Wednesday endorsed Mumuni for the position. By his nomination and endorsement Mumuni is to relocate to Brussels where the headquarters of ACP is currently situated.
The 80-member ACP Group of States is the largest transnational and intergovernmental organization committed to multilateral diplomacy, trade and development.
Questions have arisen as to what becomes of his position as a Member of Parliament. Signals picked up by investigative team indicate that there are some underground lobbying for him to still stay on as MP while enjoying his international position.
That would clearly be in violation of Clause 2(a) of article 173 of the Standing Orders of Parliament. The clause demands the establishment of a committee of Members holding offices of profit to advise the Speaker on MPs who wish to hold offices of profit and whether ?holding any such offices will not be to the prejudice of the work of a Member of Parliament.?
President John Dramani Mahama proposed Alhaji Mumumi to his colleague Heads of State, who unanimously endorsed him. Alhaji Mumumi is the immediate past Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Minister.
Earlier this year, speculations were rife that the Kumbungu MP had turned down his party?s (NDC) request to nominate him for the position of first Deputy Speaker for the sixth Parliament of the Fourth Republic.

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