Majority Leader and Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Hon. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has disclosed that they planned to conduct elections again in two weeks time to constitutionally elect Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin.
According to him, they had such a plan because Speaker Bagbin was not elected constitutionally but was chosen based on consensus by some leaders in Parliament.
Speaking in an interview with Kumasi based OTEC FM’s during their Breakfast show dubbed “Nyansapo ” on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, the Majority Leader stated that the election process was not concluded before it was compromised by the kicking and snatching of ballot boxes by the Minority in Parliament.
Mr. Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu further revealed that it was only agreed that Rt. Hon. Bagbin becomes Speaker by consensus to temporary lead them swear in members of the House to pave way for President Akufo-Addo to be sworn in.
“Alban Bagbin was only adopted as the speaker of parliament just so to swear in the Members of Parliament after the initial voting process failed. We had planned to conduct the elections again in two weeks time to constitutionally elect a new speaker but some members of the minority declined the idea making Alban Bagbin the leader of the House,” he stated.