Voting for Speaker of Parliament restarts after 4 hours of casting only 2 ballots

Voting for Speaker of Parliament restarts after 4 hours of casting only 2 ballots

- Voting for the Speaker of Parliament for the 8th house in Ghana has restarted

- This was after four hours when proceedings started and only 2 ballots could be cast because of some confusion in the house

- The process has so far been smooth for its second run

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The process of electing a Speaker of Parliament for the 8th parliament of Ghana has been restarted after the process was marred by confusion in the house.

In the live telecast monitored by YEN.com.gh on Citi TV, only two ballots had been cast after four long hours of beginning proceedings in the honourable house of the legislature.

It should be stated that for now, the voting has resumed smoothly as names of the MPs are being mentioned in alphabetical order and the process is thus far, uninterrupted.

Dozens of soldiers deployed to parliament to restore peace as chaos ensues
Voting for Speaker of Parliament restarts after 4 hours of casting only 2 ballots

Voting for Speaker of Parliament restarts after 4 hours of casting only 2 ballots Credit: Citi TV
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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.

Meanwhile, 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.

In other news, 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.

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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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