8th Parliament: Bagbin meets leadership of the House over chaos before inauguration

8th Parliament: Bagbin meets leadership of the House over chaos before inauguration

- Alban Bagbin has scheduled to meet the leadership of the House later today, January 12, 2020

- As the newly-sworn in Speaker of Parliament, he wants to know the nitty-grtties of the happenings in parliament

- Also the meeting will look at outlining a roadmap to improve the conduct of Parliamentarians as the 8th Parliament kicks off

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The floor of Parliament on the dawn of January 7,2021, was plagued with all forms of confusion and misunderstandings.

The incidents ranging from, wrong sitting position, invasion of personnel from the Ghana Armed Forces, to the snatching of ballot papers were all captured on live television form all to see.

The incident has been described by many as a dent on our democracy and a disgrace on the part of the very people we elected to represent us.

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8th Parliament: Bagbin meets leadership of the House over chaos before inauguration

8th Parliament: Bagbin meets leadership of the House over chaos before inauguration
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In view of this, the newly-sworn in Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin has, however scheduled to meet the leadership of the House later today, January 12, 2020.

In a report filed by Citi News, the purpose of the meeting is to discuss the chaotic disruption of proceedings during the election of the Speaker

Also the meeting will look at outlining a roadmap to make improve the conduct of Parliamentarians as the 8th Parliament kicks off.

Most people are blaming the NDC parliamentarians for the chaos that took place on the floor of parliament by sitting in the place of the NPP parliamentarians which led to a scuffle between some of them.

The chaos caused some armed military personnel to be ordered into the chamber to the control the growing confusion.

The NDC insisted on a secret ballot per law in the belief that there were some NPP MPs planning to vote for its candidate.

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For hours, scuffles broke out, led by the NDC Caucus’ Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak, who tried to make sure his opposing Whip was not cross-checking the ballots of NPP MPs.

At a point when the NDC MPs were unhappy with the process, they ransacked the voting areas and snatched the ballot box.

In other news, Member of Parliament, MP, for the Asawaase constituency, Mohammed-Mubarak Muntaka, has been making some allegations from parliament since January 7's incident.

He has alleged that the MP for Suame, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, had plans to withdraw Prof Mike Oquaye from the race.

According to him, when it became clear during the counting of ballots that Oquaye had lost the election, the leader for the NPP caucus decided to take that decision.

"... when Kyei saw Ocquaye lost to Bagbin, then he came to say that can you, all the same, withdraw the nomination of Mike Oquaye but we said no,” Muntaka explained.

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