- Tens of military men were deployed into the house of parliament to restore peace and order
- With about four hours after the 7th parliament came to an end, there has been little progress into the selection of the next speaker of parliament
- The soldiers were fiercely resisted by the members of parliament particularly on the side of the NDC
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After hours of being unable to elect a speaker of parliament for the eighth house in the history of Ghana, military men were deployed to ensure order prevails.
In a live telecast of the proceedings by JoyNews closely-monitored by YEN.com.gh, this happened shortly after two NDC MPs booted the ballot box out of position.
It was clear that the main bowl of contention has been that the NDC MPs wanted a completely secretive ballot whilst NPP MPs wanted otherwise.
See live footage below:
This has been the first time in the history of Ghana fourth Republic that military men have had to storm the house of honourable men to ensure there is peace.
Immediately the soldiers appeared on the scene, there was a fierce resistance put up particularly by the NDC MPs to send the military men out of the house.
For about 10 minutes, the clash between the MPs and the military continued until the armed forces finally budged and left the house for proceedings to continue.
Meanwhile, as YEN.com.gh previously reported, the Assin-North NDC MP-Elect, James Gyakye Quayson, cannot be sworn in as a member of the eighth parliament.
This declaration followed the confirmation of the receipt of the court injunction against the elected member of parliament by the clerk of Parliament.
The clerk’s remarks came on the concerns raised over the presence of Quayson in Parliament despite the court injunction by MP for Effutu, Alexander Afenyo Markin.
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