Here is what the German ambassador to Ghana, Christoph Retzlaff, tweeted after minority walked out of Parliament

The German Ambassador to Ghana, Christoph Retzlaff, tweeted to ask for the views of his followers on the minority walkout in Parliament to boycott President Nana Akufo-Addo’s 4th State of the Nation Address.

Christoph Retzlaff, GBC GhanaGerman Ambassador to Ghana

The diplomat tweeted a picture of the scene and said “NDC opposition party leaving Parliament before President‘s State of Nation speech. What’s your opinion on that?”

The Minority had earlier announced that they will boycott the sitting. They left immediately the national anthem ended.

The minority MPs who were all clad in black, moved out as they repeated the part of the anthem that says 'and help us to resist oppressors rule with all our will and might forevermore'.

The members of the majority side, however, chanted 'away' as their colleagues left.

At a press conference addressed by the Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu soon after the walkout, he justified their action saying it was to show their displeasure over issues of governance.

He cited among other things the Electoral Commission’s resolve to compile a new voter’s register, the closure of pro-opposition radio stations [Radio Gold, Radio XYZ], removal of Charlotte Osei from office as Electoral Commission chairperson, the failure of the president to implement the recommendations of the Emile Short Commission as the reasons for walking out of the House before the president’s speech.

…these are not normal times. Desperate times call for desperate measures. Our tradition is credited for laying the foundations for this Fourth Republican dispensation. It is our moral duty to the Constitution we swore to protect and the people we serve in this House to rise and resist oppressor's rule - in that enduring and rallying call of our national anthem.”

“Our walkout was, therefore, a bold protest against tyranny and to send a very clear message directly to President Akufo-Addo that enough is enough. We shall no longer accept the growing levels of impunity and unconstitutionalism masked by duplicitous and hollow rhetoric.”

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

From Millionaire to Hawker - How Muthee is rebuilding his life from scratch

From Millionaire to Hawker - How Muthee is rebuilding his life from scratch

Why do guys still masturbate when they have girlfriends?

Why do guys still masturbate when they have girlfriends?

Police uniform, weapon are ID - Mutyambai addresses Boniface Mwangi's trending clips

Police uniform, weapon are ID - Mutyambai addresses Boniface Mwangi's trending clips

Jalang'o announces his last day on Kiss 100 [Video]

Jalang'o announces his last day on Kiss 100 [Video]

3 foods that cause acne and 3 that don’t

3 foods that cause acne and 3 that don’t

If I rise, let me rise with other people - Crazy Kennar scoops 3 titles at the Pulse Influencer Awards

If I rise, let me rise with other people - Crazy Kennar scoops 3 titles at the Pulse Influencer Awards

Zuckerberg loses $6 billion hours after Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram crashed

Zuckerberg loses $6 billion hours after Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram crashed

Cooking for Drake, collaboration with Wizkid and other things Tems revealed in a Twitter Q&A

Cooking for Drake, collaboration with Wizkid and other things Tems revealed in a Twitter Q&A

I’m a father of Two - Willis Raburu’s humble request over his late daughter Adana

I’m a father of Two - Willis Raburu’s humble request over his late daughter Adana