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NDC calls on new speaker to constitute a committee to look into the chaos that greeted the 8th parliament

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has called the leadership of parliament particularly newly elected speaker, to immediately constitute a committee to investigate the chaos that erupted in the house of the legislature ahead of the inauguration of the 8th parliament.

Events preceding the election of the new speaker of Parliament were messy and characterized snatching of ballot papers and fist cuffs which subsequently led to an invasion of the chamber of parliament by armed military personnel which was fiercely resisted by the NDC side.

Addressing journalists on Friday, General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah stated that events in parliament on the night of January 6 into the morning of January 7 were a snapshot of happenings during the elections which must not be swept under the carpet.

Commenting further on happenings, he stated the New Patriotic Party (NPP) caucus had carefully planned out a strategy to deny the NDC side, the speakership when it was obvious that the former were losing out. The NDC General Secretary accused the NPP caucus leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu of inciting, Tema West MP, Carlos Ahenkora to snatch the ballot papers during counting.

Mr. Aseidu Nketia further noted that, the NDC felt vindicated that indeed the general election was not fairly conducted and will use every legal means to get redress expressing hopes that they would gain more seats to secure a clear majority.

He declared that the NDC shall not recognize Nana Akuffo Addo as President of Ghana, until the petition put before Supreme Court on the flawed election was resolved.

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