The Vice Presidential Candidate For Liberal Party Of Ghana in the 2020 General Election, Elizabeth Sam says the chaotic scene that characterized the election of the New Speaker of Parliament of the 8th Parliament last Thursday is unacceptable and must be condemned in no uncertain terms.
According to her, the situation places Ghana in a bad light in Africa as well as in the eyes of the International Community.
Speaking to TV Africa’s Kwame Adobah and monitored by Capitalnewsonline.com, the Vice Presidential Candidate indicated that the action that took place in Ghana’s Parliament by National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Members of Parliament was very unfortunate.
He said it is a shameful act to the nation, adding that Ghana’s democracy does not recognize such an attitude in Parliament.
The Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Election Programming in Ghana have also expressed worry with the developments that characterized the dissolution of the 7th Parliament for the commencement of the 8th Parliament.
According to the CSOs, Ghanaians wake up to video recordings and media reportage of the appalling scenes in Parliament for a supposed sacred and solemn process of electing a Speaker of Parliament and swearing of Members of Parliament (MPs).
“The presence of the Military in the Chamber of Parliament was an extremely low point in the proceedings of Parliament,” the statement endorsed by the 14 CSOs and copied to Capitalnewsonline.com read.
They condemned the arts that were witnessed last night and this dawn at the Chamber of Parliament and called on all political parties and stakeholders to work in preserving the democratic gains of the nation.
However, the Asewase Member of Parliament (MP), Muntaka Mubarak said though the situation was unfortunate, “but I hope that this has taught all of them a lesson, even ourselves we have also learnt a lot of lessons from today.
It is clear that for this Parliament, the best for all of us is to work for the best national interest and to reach out to each other. Definitely, in reaching out there would be take away and give away. When all of us understand, I believe it will help the course of this country.
But if it is going to be the usual oo, we will pull a fast one on them, we are in our corner I am sure you will see many of these.
If you bring any critical thing, then we may have to vote in secret and then you would want to maneuver then there will be fights and all of that. But I hope all of us might have learnt some useful lessons today.”
The Asewase MP further pointed out that the current Parliament is in a hung since both sides have 137, 137, and one independent.
This, the LPG Aspiring Candidate emphasized that it is incumbent on politicians from all the Political divide to build consensus on issues so that their deliberations would not degenerate into any scuffle that was witnessed recently.
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