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Parliament resumes sitting after dramatic inauguration

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Parliament will resume sitting today, January 15, 2021 after a dramatic turn of events during the inauguration of the 8th parliament.

The House adjourned sitting on January 7 after confusion and drama took center stage during the election of Speaker for the house.

The longest serving Member of Parliament for Nadowli-Kaleo emerged as the winner and was later sworn into office.

Two deputy speakers, Joseph Osei Owusu and the Fomena MP, Andrews Asiamah Amoako were also selected.

This paved the way for the investiture of President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo and the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.

The House is also expected to finalized who becomes the Majority and Minority Caucus.

Three meetings has been held between the leadership of both the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Caucus and National Democratic Congress (NDC) Caucus in the House to resolve the matter have not yielded positively.

Both sides of the house has 137 seats each with an Independent MP, the Fomena MP separating the two,

He has since written to the Speaker of Parliament indicating to do business with the NPP Caucus which the NPP thinks it has Majority but the NDC thinks otherwise.

Source: Ghana Waves

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