A leading member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Gabby Otchere-Darko, has asked members of the governing party to desist from the blame game following the defeat Professor Mike Oquaye suffered during the election to pick a Speaker for the 8th Parliament.
During the election in the Chamber on Thursday, January 7, former National Democratic Congress Member of Parliament (MP) for Nadowli Kaleo, Alban Bagbin, polled 138 votes against 136 for former Speaker Prof Oquaye who is also a former NPP MP for Dome Kwabenya. Mr Otchere-Darko, who is also former Executive Director of the Danquah Institute, said: “Let us be careful. The sins of an unknown two should not be visited on a known 138.” . Check his post below on his twitter handle.
The people spoke on Dec 7. Their representatives spoke in Parliament on Jan 7. Rt Hon ASK Bagbin is the Speaker of our 8th Parliament. Let us congratulate him and welcome the opportunity this Parliament presents to our democracy.
— Gabby Otchere-Darko (@GabbyDarko) January 7, 2021