- Alban Bagbin, the Speaker of Parliament, has revealed how he plans to steer affairs of the house
- According to the speaker, although he will be fair and impartial, he will also be firm and resolute
- This has reassured Ghanaians that although he comes from the NDC, the speaker will not favour the party unfairly
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Speaker of Ghana's 8th Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has assured the house that he will certainly steer the affairs of the house with complete diligence and professionalism.
In an address to the house on its first-ever meeting after the inauguration of the President of the Nation, Bagbin's choice of words were:
I will be fair and impartial but firm and resolute
This singular statement undoubtedly cleared many doubts in the minds of many Ghanaians regarding how partial the newly-elected speaker might be.
This is because the speaker of Parliament is from the National Democratic Congress, which is currently the major opposition party to the ruling New Patriotic Party.
The election of a speaker who is from an opposition party had never happened in the history of Ghana's parliament under the fourth republic until now.
However, it appears that the nation can rest its heart that the legislature will still function very appropriately under the watch of Alban Bagbin.
In another interesting report, Members of Parliament who are part of the New Patriotic Party Caucus arrived in parliament at 4:00 am in the morning for a sitting that was supposed to commence at 10 am
The NPP MPs were there early to occupy the majority seats with the mindset of outsmarting the NDC MPs when they willfully relaxed at home.
When Ghanaians woke up to realize the news, they took to Twitter as was expected, to rain heavy trolls on the NPP MPs for getting outsmarted by the NDC MPs.
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