Mahama in a congratulatory concept to Alban Bagbin on his election as the Speaker of the 8th Parliament of the 4th Republic condemned the MP for Tema West Carlos Ahenkorah for snatching ballot papers in the course of the counting course of action to come to a decision the Speaker of the Dwelling.
In accordance to him, it was unnecessary that armed army staff invaded the parliamentary chamber because parliament has its have stability to manage issues in that respect.
In a Facebook submit, he wrote: “Congratulations Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin on your election as the Speaker of the 8th Parliament of the 4th Republic.
“The functions of previous evening stretching into the early morning of 7th January have been equally a fantastic event for Ghana’s democracy and at the very same time a day of infamy, which will go down as a very low position in our democratic apply.
“The election of Speaker Bagbin affirms what a good democracy we can establish for ourselves and how dialogue and consensus-building can make us even much better as a nation.”
“The attempt to snatch ballot papers by the MP-elect for Tema West and the invasion of the Chamber by armed military services personnel are pictures one experienced never ever expected to see in our 4th Republican Parliament. The the latest use of the navy in civil democratic processes has become a major be concerned and gives the effect that this administration is continuously searching for to resurrect the exorcised ghosts of our military earlier. Parliament must perform an investigation into the two incidents and specific acceptable sanctions.
“Congratulations to the management of the NDC Caucus and the Caucus customers for your perseverance and motivation,” he extra.
Troopers stormed parliament around a protracted stalemate in between MPs-elect in excess of the election of a new Speaker of the Home.
The election went into a around-violent hold up immediately after the leadership of the NDC in the Residence accused their colleagues from the NPP of violating the solution ballot rule of the election by demonstrating their ballot to themselves.