Afia Schwarzenegger Warns President Akuffo Addo – Ghana saw what many has described as a surprising turn of events yesterday during the election of speaker of parliament by the 8th parliament if the 4th republic of Ghana.
The contest was between the National Patriotic Party nominee, the then incumbent Rt. Hon. Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye and the National Democratic Congress nominee, former Member of Parliament for Nadoli Kalio Hon Alban Kingsford Sumani Bagbin. With The National Patriotic Party having a slight majority in parliament, most Ghanaians expected that their nominee would emerge the winner of the race.
However, at the end of the voting, the National Democratic Party (NDC) nominee had emerged the winner. This was particularly surprising because for that to have happened, some of the NPP parliamentarians must have crossed the carpet to vote for the NDC nominee.
Ghanaian comedian, actress and entrepreneur Afia Schwarzenegger has accused Andrew Asiamah Amoako – the Member of Parliament for Fomena Constituency who contested his seat as an independent candidate of betraying the NPP during Speaker of Parliament election.
Hon. Andrew Asiamah Amoako was a member of parliament for the Fomena Constituency on the ticket of the NPP during the 7th parliament. He was however kicked from the party and subsequently from parliament during the later days of 2020 when he announced his candidacy as an independent after losing the NPP parliamentary primaries in the Fomena Constituency. The honorable member however won his seat and has since pledge his support for the NPP caucus of parliament.
Afia Shwar as she is affectionately called, believes that Hon Asiama did betray the NPP during the speaker election and will continue to do so. She therefore called on President Akufo-Addo not to trust him because he is not trustworthy.
Afia may or may not have a point since the NDC caucus of parliament nominated Hon. Andrew Asiamah Amoako as the second deputy speaker of parliament a position that would normaly go to an NDC MP.