The Member of Parliament for the people of the Bolgatanga East constituency, Dr. Dominic Akuritinga Ayine, has been named by Ras Mubarak as a possible Speaker in Ghana’s next parliament.
The race for who becomes the next speaker of parliament is on, many names are bandied about as possible replacement of Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye, the current speaker.
The command of Professor Mike Ocquaye will come to an end on January 7th, 2021 as the 7th speaker in the fourth republic. Even though he could still be appointed, many people are calling for a new face to steer the affairs of parliament.
Dr. Dominic Ayine could be the next speaker of parliament, Hon Ras Mubarak, Mp for Kumbungu, has said.
In a lengthy article, Ras Mubarak believes the position of parliament should not be reserved for only persons with a legal background as has been the case since independence.
He added that ”Choosing lawyers as Speakers of Parliament is one of the vestiges of colonization we are yet to shed off”.
Ras Mubarak also mentioned names like Dr.Dominic Ayine among others as possible speakers of parliament.
”All the names that have been bandied about and speculated would do a good job. But Alban Bagbin, the outgoing MP for Nadowli Kaleo and Second Deputy Speaker of the 7th Parliament, Joe Osei Owusu, the first Deputy Speaker of the 7th Parliament and MP for Bekwai, Dr. Dominic Ayine, MP for Bolgatanga East, Papa Owusu Ankoma, the High Commissioner of Ghana to the UK and former MP for Secondi, former speaker, Edward Doe Adjaho, and current speaker Professor Mike Oquaye would all make fantastic speakers.” he said.
Should Dr. Dominic Ayine becomes the speaker of parliament, he would vacate his position as a member of parliament, triggering a by election in the Bolga East Constituency, according to article 57 of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana.