You Can Be Bias But Be Fair - Former MP Tells Bagbin
A former MP for Tamale Central, Inusah Fuseini says all past Speakers of Parliament have at a point in time during deliberations in house or outside of Parliament, been accused of being unfair to the opposition party. He also said the current Speaker, Alban Bagbin is not different from his predecessors and should therefore
not be perturbed also by accusations of bias from the majority. Every speaker has his personal bias, he said in an interview. Inusah Fuseini was discussing Alban Bagbin's claims that he can’t be ‘neutral’ but he will be impartial as a Speaker. He explained how possible it is to be an impartial Speaker saying he (Bagbin) has to take a firm stance on issues as and when they come
before the House. Bagbin on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, revealed that he is not the first Speaker to exhibit both traits under the Fourth Republic. He referred to the first Speaker under the republic as his mentor in exhibiting impartiality and non-neutrality at the same time. However, Mr Fuseini said the trend of speakers not being neutral in the august house is a norm. He cannot be neutral but he should be fair, he noted.