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How Bagbin reacted when Prof Ocquaye was named as Speaker in printed inauguration brochure


Speaker of the 8th Parliament , Alban Sumana Bagbin
Speaker of the 8th Parliament , Alban Sumana Bagbin

The Government of Ghana faced intense embarrassment when the brochure shared to visiting dignitaries and invited guests to Ghana’s inauguration had the name of Prof Aaron Mike Ocquaye as Speaker of Parliament.

A video that has emerged online showed the brochure pages captured the program outline as well the top officers of the Republic of Ghana starting from the President, Vice President, Speaker of Parliament and the Chief Justice who were all captured accurately but for the speaker.

Actually, the position of Speaker of Parliament for the 8th Parliament went to Former MP for Nadowli Kaleo, Alban Sumana Bagbin of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) who was elected Speaker in a closely contested election that saw Prof Ocquaye defeated narrowly.

Polling 138 votes, Alban Bagbin won against his predecessor Prof. Aaron Mike Ocquaye who had 136 votes. One legislator failed to vote.

Upon noticing the mistake, the new speaker Alban Bagbin reportedly smiled about it.



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