The Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has said that there are a lot of lessons to be learnt from the inauguration of the Eighth Parliament.
He also described the events heading to the inauguration as embarrassing.
Taking to Twitter the Ofoase Ayirebi MP said “There have been many embarrassing moments in Ghana’s 8th Parliament this morning ahead of its inauguration and there will be many lessons to learn. In the end, consensus prevailed and we prepare to swear in @NAkufoAddo and @MBawumia at noon completing the inauguration events.”
After the dissolution of the 7th Parliament, there have been a marathon of chaos leading to the swearing in of Members of Parliament in the new parliament.
The Members of Parliament of the National Democratic Congress sat on the right side of the Speaker of Parliament indicating that it won the majority.
The issue of allowing the MP-elect for Assin North, Richard Gyekye Quayson to partake in the election of the Speaker after the Clerk of Parliament indicated that he would not allow him to cast his ballot because a court injunction had been granted to bar him from holding himself out as the MP.
This later generated into a heated argument and it was later resolved to allow him to vote.
After voting was done and counting began, Carlos Ahenkorah, the Member of Parliament for Tema West snatched uncounted ballot papers after the NDC were celebrating its candidate, Alban Bagbin for winning the election.
He later bolted with it but some members of parliament and security officers retrieved the papers from him.
Source: Ghana Waves