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Explainer: How Fomena MP could come to be next deputy Speaker of Parliament [ARTICLE]


The dissolution is in accordance with Report 113(1) of the 1992 Structure of Ghana.

Right away immediately after 12 am, freshly elected associates of the incoming session of Parliament will convene to elect a Speaker and two deputies in accordance with Posts 95, 96 and 100(2) of the 1992 Structure following which the elected Speaker will swear users in as lawmakers.

This year’s physical exercise is unique as both equally sides of the House are declaring to be in the Majority since both the NPP and NDC have 137 seats every in the new parliament.

The NDC has insisted it will nominate a Speaker, in the human being of Alban Bagbin who is the longest-serving MP in Ghana’s historical past, when the NPP would like to manage the present Speaker Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye who has held the placement since January 2017.

But aside from the election of the Speaker of the 8th Parliament, there are also the positions of 1st and 2nd deputy Speakers to be filled.

According to the 1992 structure, Article 96 to be exact, the framework for how the two Deputy Speakers of Parliament could be elected has been mentioned obviously.

It states that “ (a) there are two Deputy Speakers who are elected from between the associates of Parliament by the members. (b) Both of those deputy speakers cannot be from the exact same political social gathering.

It is on the back again of the over that host of political demonstrate, Superior Evening Ghana on Metro Television set, Paul Adom-Otchere has described how the only unbiased candidate in the 8th Parliament can come to be the 2nd deputy Speaker.

Conventionally, because 2008, the 2nd deputy Speaker has been reserved for the minority for the reason that they do not contest the key and 1st deputy positions because of to the common acceptance that the occasion with the the greater part would earn the place.

Look at the total video clip underneath, how Mr. Adom-Otchere reckons the NPP could use the Fomena MP who has presently created known his intentions of pitching camp with the NPP MPs to choose in excess of all the management positions in the household.

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