I’m prepared and ready for my role in 8th Parliament – Lydia Seyram Alhassan


The proposed Deputy Majority Chief Whip and MP-Elect for Ayawaso West Wougon, Lydia Seyram Alhassan, says she is ready to discharge her new leadership role in Parliament diligently.

Madam Seyram Alhassan was nominated by the leadership of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) to serve as a Deputy Majority Chief Whip in the 8th Parliament.

She is to deputize Frank Annoh Dompreh, the Nsawam-Adoagyiri MP.

Lydia Alhassan replaced Ophelia Hayford, the Mfantseman MP who was earlier proposed as one of the Deputy Whips.

Speaking for the first time since her nomination, Madam Alhassan noted that she will succeed with the support of all.

Madam Alhassan insisted that she will work hard to make all her critics proud.

“Ghanaians can see what I have done within these two years. My new appointment is a learning curve and for me, I am ready and prepared for this new role. I will work hard to make my critics proud. We all need our critics to put us on our toes.”

NPP’s leadership of 8th Parliament

Meanwhile, the National Council of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has chosen Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye to serve as Speaker of Parliament for the second time.

He has served in such capacity since January 7, 2017.

The former two-term Dome-Kwabenya MP served as the Second Deputy Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament between 2009 and 2013.

Prof. Oquaye was MP for Dome-Kwabenya from 2005 to 2013.

From 2001 to 2004, he had served as Ghana’s High Commissioner to India.

It also endorsed the change in deputy from Sarah Adwoa Safo, the Dome-Kwabenya MP, to Alex Afenyo-Markin, the Effutu MP.


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Ngamegbulam C. S

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