Information from deep sources reaching the Politics Desk of insidergh.com indicates that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is set to challenge the election of Rt. Hon. Alban Bagbin as Speaker of the 8th Parliament of the Fourth Republic.
Rt. Hon. Alban Bagbin was elected after a long night of drama in the chambers of Parliament.
Few days after the election, the leader of the NPP caucus in Parliament and MP for Suame Constituency, Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu made allegations that the speaker was “selected” through a consensus.
According to him, the Speaker election was truncated following the chaos that transpired during the inauguration of the 8th Parliament. The Suame MP explained that he initially wanted Mr. Bagbin to be sworn in by the Chief Justice, after which a settlement will be made for a re-run of the election, but the NDC Caucus rejected the idea.
He noted that after hours of engagement, a consensus was reached by some leaders of both divides to select Mr. Bagbin as Speaker.
They [NPP] are however, allegedly, planning to take a court action to challenge the election of the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Alban Bagbin.