Our quietly courageous allies in NPP ensured Bagbin’s victory— Ablakwa reveals
Member of Parliament (MP) of North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has disclosed that the National Democratic Congress (NDC), silence courageous allies in the party of the ruling government aided in the victory of Alban Bagbin as Speaker of the eight Parliament.
Though he did not reveal who the alleged allies are, but took to his twitter page to congratulate them.
“As I greatly commend my resilient NDC colleagues and our quietly courageous allies in NPP who fought hard to make this history moment possible,” Mr Ablakwa said.
This comes after Mr Alban Bagbin was elected by Members of Parliament to lead the House as the Speaker of Ghana’s fourth Republic.
Mr Bagbin won the Speakership position with 138 votes as against 136 polled by Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye.
Mr Okudzeto Ablakwa has described Mr Bagbin’s victory as an “epic victory of Ghana’s most decorated legislator.”
He further stated that having a Speaker coming from a different political party (other than the party which the current president belongs to) would foster national development as “it can be expected that the era where the executive railroads and makes the legislature its appendage will be a relic of the past.”
“Let us remember it is not about our personal egos, it is all about the Supreme national interest,” Mr Ablakwa added.
“The celebrations must now give way for the actual work to begin,” he added.