On Thursday, February 20, President Akufo Addo appeared before the House to observe that constitutional requirement to deliver the state of the nation’s address.
But before he began his address, the Minority caucus staged a walkout and boycotted the 2020 State of the Nation Address (SONA).
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) MPs last week announced that they would boycott the 2020 SONA if the government failed to release five per cent of the District Assemblies’ Common Fund (DACF) and true to their words, they gave the president empty seats to talk to.
Clad in black, the Minority MPs chanted the National Anthem as they walked out of the chamber shortly after President Akufo-Addo took his seat Thursday morning in the chamber.
“And help us to resist oppressors’ rule with all our will, and might forevermore,” they chanted as they walked out of the chamber.
In 2013, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Members is Parliament who was then the Minority, in a similar move boycotted the State of the Nation Address delivered by the then President John Dramani Mahama.