- Alban Babgbin was elected as the new Speaker after defeating former Speaker Mike Oquaye
- He polled 138 votes
- NPP MP, Samuel Atta Akyea said the person who voted against professor Mike Ocquaye would be fished out
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Hours after all forms of drama ensued in Ghana's 7th Parliament before its dissolution, Former Deputy Speaker was elected as the Speaker of Parliament.
The former Member of Parliament for the Nadowli-Kaleo constituency, Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin was voted to lead Ghana's 8th Parliament of the 4th republic.
He won with 138 votes against 136 notes.
His election as Speaker probably came as both a surprise and a disappointment to the MP's on the side of the News Patriotic Party.
In a video interview sighted by YEN.com.gh, NPP MP, Samuel Atta Akyea also expressed disappointment in whoever voted against the NPP's nomination, Professor Mike Ocquaye.
According to him, the person who did that, would be found out and disciplined.
He added that the person who happens to the black cat, did not act like a true member of the ruling NPP.
Samuel Atta Akyea however, added that the experience of the newly-sworn in speaker would come to play in making decisions as he wouldn't do much to change anything.
He added that with his experience, he would be an independent referee in the house in the next four.
His comments have drawn alot of reactions from Ghanaians.
Miriam Nartey believes it could be him.
It could be him. The one who voted could be the active person among them.
Tauphic Abdul Moomin believes the NPP does not know what democracy is all about.
Do this people really understand what democracy is ? How on earth should he be making such a statement.
Mickey Varlin Gh said the person who voted against the NPP is a real patroit.
Why dont you fish out the corrupt leaders. The person who did it is the real patriotic. He has chosen what is good for Ghana, not the party.
Innocent Amponsah said the NPP MP's should go to Antoa to find out who voted against them.
All the NPP MPs should go to Antoa, they will surely know the person who vote against them
Jerry Amoako-wilson had quite a lot to say.
And so you know the record of Bagbin but you want the other person who voted for him to be punished, don't you then think that in the mind of the NPP voter, Alban is more competent that Mike?
Stephen Lamptey said he would have rewarded the person who voted against Mike Ocquaye.
If l have a trillion dollars l will give it to the man for voting his conscience
In other news, Alban Kingsford 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.
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