National Democratic Congress MPs have abstained from debating President Akufo-Addo’s 2020 State of the Nation Address.

This, the Minority members say they are doing out of principle after they walked out of the House on Thursday before Akufo-Addo delivered the annual speech.

“…we are not speaking to it,” Minority Chief Whip, Mohammed-Mubarak Muntaka told the Speaker, Mike Oquaye.

Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, reacting to the decision across the aisle said, the Minority’s decision must be respected.

He, however, took a swipe at the Minority for saying their decision was based on principle; saying “…I don’t know what the principle is…I don’t know the principle underpinning this decision.”

The Majority members in the House had early on vowed not to allow their colleagues to participate in the debates on the State of the Nation Address.

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