NDC MPs were pigged off when Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu intimated that Alban Sumana Bagbin, became the Speaker of Parliament based on consensus.

NDC MPs were pigged off when Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu intimated that Alban Sumana Bagbin, became the Speaker of Parliament based on consensus.

Their contention was that the Minority MPs and their leadership did a yeoman’s job in overpowering the NPP MPs in getting Bagbin elected.

The Majority Leader emphasized that those semblances of elections were held amidst controversies as they were replete with irregularities and same were abandoned eventually.

He insisted that the leadership of the two sides reached consensus to abandon the results of the elections so as to gift Alban Bagbin the leeway to hold himself as the Speaker of Parliament for the 8th Parliament of the Fourth Republic. This was largely to allow for a smooth swearing in of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on the day.

The NDC MPs have been rejecting this claim by the Majority Leader all this while. Today, the Cape Coast High Court has given its verdict which has annulled the results of the Parliamentary results of the Assin North Constituency, making the seat vacant.

The hitherto Assin North MP took part in the elevation of Hon. Bagbin as the Speaker of Parliament. With this verdict, one could argue that since he partook in the elections in Parliament, the results of same should be annulled, and Bagbin made to step down, if the arguments of these NDC MPs are to be embraced.

So I ask, is the NDC still insistent of the claim that Bagbin was duly elected and that he was not elevated by consensus as the Majority Leader indicated? This is a conundrum, if you ask me.

P.K. Sarpong, Whispers from the Corridors of the Thinking Place.