The controversial Electronic Transfer Levy (E-Levy) Bill was finally passed on Tuesday despite the Minority Members staging a walkout.
A former Member of Parliament (MP) for the Kumbungu Constituency, Ras Mubarak in reaction to proceedings in Parliament has criticized the Minority for not being able to hold the Majority by "their balls by the fire and not make them get away".
In a post on his Facebook page, he said: "Politics is hard ball and clearly NPP plays it better. The Minority’s claim is that one of its members was on his way from court, so they didn’t have the numbers.
Question, What happened to filibustering (the legitimate parliamentary process of delaying or obstructing a process). If the NPP was so determined to the point of wheeling a seriously ill MP in an ambulance to vote, the NDC had no excuse not exhausting legitimate parliamentary procedure to get its member into the chamber to vote.
According to him, "on a day where it mattered the most, leadership failed and that is what they will be remembered by when the history of this shambolic spectacle is written.
Everyone knows the NPP is horrible, but that’s why you need a serious opposition to hold their balls by the fire and not make them get away with the kind of horrendous things they are getting away with in parliament".
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