Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu Tamed

Speaker, Rt. Hon. Alban Bagbin

Speaker of Parliament, Right Hon. Alban Bagbin has tamed Majority leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu after a near showdown between the two in Parliament today.

The Majority leader whom the Speaker describes as his friend had vehemently challenged a petition that had been referred to a committee to handle.

The petition which was laid by Bawku Central MP, Mahama Ayariga, was from a former Finance Minister Dr. Kwabena Dufuor over the collapse of uniBank.

But before the matter was referred to the yet-to-be established committee, the Suame MP began challenging the petition in a way that Bagbin thought was unparliamentary.

The Speaker swiftly overruled Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu’s challenge noting the report of the committee’s work will be handled in a manner such that it will not affect the court procedure.

“You don’t lead Parliament. You lead the business of the House. You lead the Majority and you lead government business. As to the role of Speaker you’ve not been there yet. When you get there, you’ll do so,” Bagbin fumed. – myxyzonline


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