-Alban Babgbin has pledged to work in the interest of parliament and the country
-He was sworn in as the new Speaker after defeating former Speaker Mike Oquaye
-He polled 138 votes
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Alban Kingsford Sumani Bagbin, says he will conscientiously discharge his duties as the Speaker of the eighth Parliament.
He further promised to wholeheartedly put at the disposal of Parliament and the country his experience as the longest-serving legislator in the history of the country.
Bagbin was sworn in as the Speaker of Parliament by the Chief Justice, Justice Ennin Yeboah.
The former MP for Nadowli-Kaleo was elected as the new Speaker in a contentious election. He polled 138 votes against 136 of the former Speaker Professor Mike Oquaye.
He was the second deputy speaker of the seventh Parliament of the fourth republic.
In other news, President Nana Akufo-Addo will be sworn in later today, Thursday, January 7, 2021, for another four-year term.
Akufo-Addo will be sworn in alongside his running mate in the December 2020 polls, Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
President Akufo-Addo won the presidential race in the Monday, December 7, 2020 elections.
He collected 51.302% of the votes to defeat the flagbearer of the NDC, former President Mahama, who polled 47.359%.
The votes difference between the two candidates stood at 517, 231, representing a four percentage point, one of the highest since 1996.
Mahama, however, rejected the outcome, explaining that his refusal to concede defeat and challenge the results was borne out of principle rather than an insatiable desire for power.
Addressing Ghanaians on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, he said knew what it was to concede. But, not this time.
At least, 6000 security personnel had been deployed for the inauguration including officers of the Ghana Armed Forces, the Ghana Police Service said in a statement.
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