NPP's Tema West MP-elect snatches ballot papers during counting; NDC jubilates

NPP's Tema West MP-elect snatches ballot papers during counting; NDC jubilates

- The Tema West MP-elect on the ticket of the NPP snatched ballot papers during counting for the election of Speaker of Parliament

- This has brought the counting to a total standstill as everyone awaits the clerk to give a final ruling

- The NDC caucus has been jubilating after suggesting that they won the election with 138 votes

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Honourable Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah, the MP-elect for Tema West Constituency snatched ballot papers during the counting of election results in parliament.

In a live telecast monitored by YEN.com.gh on the verified Facebook handle of JoyNews, the National Democratic Congress caucus of MPs started jubilating just before the incident took place.

According to some of the NDC MP-elects who spoke to the media, their candidate, Alban Bagbin garnered 138 votes in total.

NPP's Tema West MP-elect snatches ballot papers during counting; NDC jubilates

NPP's Tema West MP-elect snatches ballot papers during counting; NDC jubilates Source: JoyNews
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The assertion has been that the NPP's Hon Aaron Mike Oquaye's votes were counted first and he got 135 votes in total with one rejected ballot paper.

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The representative of the NDC who was overseeing the counting of the vote signalled the NDC caucus that they had won the election, which got them to start jubilating.

It is reported that the leadership of parliament is currently in a meeting to determine the next line of action after proceedings were brought to an unintended stop during the counting.

Meanwhile, 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.

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