The newly sworn-in power as the 8th Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin has come out to clarify the arguments concerning who is the majority in parliament as many believe it’s the New Patriotic Party.
In clarifying the issue, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin said “I have not said that the NPP has a majority in Parliament, I have not said that.”
This word of Alban Bagbin came when a request for clarification on his previous assertion that the ‘majority faction’ in the House was the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and an Independent Candidate.
Honorable members, coming from the high office of the personality of the leader of the NDC wing in Parliament, sometimes referred to as caucus. I will try to clarify what I said.
“The word group means more than one and before I used that phrase, I did state that no party had advantage over the other in terms of the numbers.
“But since the independent member, decided to do business, decided to associate in the conduct of business on the floor of this house with the NPP wing or caucus in Parliament, the two put together now constitute majority parliamentary group.”
He ended by saying; “Clearly, when you go through the symbols, especially the labyrinth, and the traditional meanings of the symbols there, you will understand that this kind of partisanship does not interest the good people of Ghana”.