In his overarching desire to become a hero out of a seemingly sleepy lot, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa is trying everything humanly possible to rekindle a dead but decidedly unimportant matter invented by him.
Ablakwa came out, all guns blazing, accused President Akufo-Addo of engaging in profligacy in a period of austerity due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
He quoted some voodoo figures as amounts spent on the President’s trip to France, Belgium and South Africa. He also asserted that the presidential jet, the Falcon, is in a better working condition to carry the President across the globe.
Ablakwa persecuted President Akufo-Addo in the media space, pronounced him guilty of a matter when the other side had not been given a hearing.
Ablakwa, after his public display of the so-called evidence he claimed was at his disposal, sought to use Parliament to force the Defence and Finance Ministers to give answers to questions he had told us he had answers to already.
His questions were rejected by the Speaker of Parliament for being inadmissible. He tried again through a subtle manner to reintroduce the subject in a form of another set of questions in Parliament.
The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin has once again shot down this move, saying an old wine put in a new and different bottle does not change its taste.
Ablakwa has been counseled once again by the Speaker to abreast himself with the Standing Orders of the House which he has flouted with impunity.
Ablakwa’s quest to make mountains out of molehills and to become a hero overnight have been scuttled by the Speaker of Parliament based on the Standing Orders of the House.