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Former Member of Parliament (MP) for Nadowli Kaleo Constituency and Second Deputy Speaker of the 7th Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, has officially been declared as the Speaker for the 8th Parliament of the Fourth Republic.
It has been a very chaotic scene in Parliament during the dissolution of the 7th Parliament through to the election of a new speaker for the 8th Parliament.
An election process, which started moments after 12:00am January 7, ran through the dawn to about 6:00am.
The provisional results suggested that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) side of the House beat the New Patriotic Party (NPP) side with three votes to put Mr. Bagbin ahead of the immediate past Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye, who was re-nominated by the NPP caucus.
Well, after hours of waiting coupled with the drama of Carlos Ahenkorah snatching the ballot paper, Justice Anin Yeboah has finally confirmed that indeed Alban Bagbin is the new Speaker of Parliament.