Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin is the new speaker of the 8th parliament. The election was conducted on Wednesday night. He was competing against Professor Mike Oquaye, the former speaker. Kingsford Bagbin defeated Professor Mike with only 2 votes, whereby he received 138 votes while Mike Got 136.
Alban’s victory was against the expectations of the NPP, and therefore it was hard for them to believe. The NDC MPs’ accused the NPP MPs of breaking the Secret ballot rules by showing the ballots among themselves. NPPs behavior starred chaos with the opposition party. Due to the tension in the parliament, some soldiers were sent to ensure peace.