MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has given a hint about how the NDC managed to win the speakership in paliament dispite it’s numerical disadvantage.
Hon Okudzeto disclosed that “quietly courageous” NDC allies in the NPP aided in the victory of Alban Bagbin.
Though Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has not disclosed who the alleged allies are, he took to his twitter page to congratulate them.
“As I greatly commend my resilient NDC colleagues and our quietly courageous allies in NPP who fought hard to make this history moment possible,” Mr Ablakwa said in a tweet.
This comes after Mr Alban Bagbin was elected by Members of Parliament to lead the House as the 8th Speaker of Ghana’s 4th Republic.
Mr Bagbin pulled a huge surprise when he won the Speakership position with 138 votes as against 136 polled by Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye.
Mr Okudzeto Ablakwa has described Mr Bagbin’s victory as an “epic victory of Ghana’ most decorated legislator.”
He further stated that having a Speaker coming from a different political party (other than the party which the current president belongs to) will foster national development as ” it can be expected that the era where the executive railroads and makes the legislature its appendage will be a relic of the past.”
“Let us remember it is not about our personal egos – it is all about the Supreme national interest,” he said.
“The celebrations must now give way for the actual work to begin,” he added