A Deputy Whip of the New Patriotic Social gathering in Parliament, Habib Iddrisu has given a comprehensive account of gatherings that led to former MP for Nadowli Kaleo, Alban Sumana Bagbin staying declared as the Speaker of the 8th Parliament.
According to previously studies, the nominee of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) garnered 138 even though his contender Prof Mike Oquaye had 136 votes on Thursday.
Opposite to the reviews, Mr Iddrisu explained both competition garnered 136 votes each and every with one particular rejected ballot and two uncountable ballots.
In see of that, leadership of each NPP and National Democratic Congress (NDC) experienced to arrive at an arrangement to make Mr Bagbin, who was nominated by the NDC as Speaker.
“Actually asserting someone a winner is not a declaration of results… When Prof Mike Oquaye’s votes had been counted and he experienced obtained 136 and then the incident with Carlos Ahenkorah transpired. So when we went to the chamber and we counted what was retrieved, Alban Bagbin also had 136 and 1 was spoilt and we couldn’t account for two.”
“So Honourable Alban Bagbin was elected the Speaker of Parliament on consensus,” he told Emefa Apawu on JoyNews’ Top Tale Friday.
In the meantime, the NDC’s Standard Secretary, Asiedu Nketia at a press briefing blamed the MP for Tema West, Carlos Ahenkorah for the two unaccounted ballot papers.
He alleged that the MP chewed and swallowed the papers right after he experienced snatched them from the clerk through the collation of votes.