The Minority in Parliament has taken issue with Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah for describing Mr John Jinapor as ‘Papa no’ during a debate on the floor of the house on Friday.
“Mr Speaker, I want to encourage my colleagues on the other side. I want to encourage my good friend who just spoke [John Jinapor]. In my hometown, we will say, ‘Papa no.’ ‘Papa no.’
“I want to encourage ‘Papa no’ to take some time and follow the structure of this conversation and support,” the Ofoase Ayirebi MP said during the debate on the $1billion minerals royalties deal.
In response, Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu said: “You come to parliament to employ those words used on social media, we take strong objection to it.
“If you don’t withdraw, we won’t recognise you today as a minister. We will not. Do what you will do,” Haruna Iddrisu said.
“From today, we won’t recognise you as minister of this republic.
“And we will not accord you any respect as a minister. Let’s throw it to the dogs. What do you take us for? So, ‘Papa no’ accepted. But from today, we will not.
“We will give you a name. We will give you a name.
“And we are serving notice, he was elected just like you. And his constituents respect him. Because you people use ‘Papa no’ on social media. We know what it means.
“We will match you. You have lost my respect as Minority leader from today. We will march with you. We too, we will call you ‘Maame no,” he said.
‘Papa no’ has become the toast of social media after it was used in the raging digital war between singer Mzbel and actress Tracey Boakye in reference to a sugar daddy known to both of them.
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