Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin says the events of his election affirms his belief that he was “chosen to fulfil God’s ‘design’ of uniting Ghanaians both in and out of Parliament.

Speaking at a thanksgiving service in his home village of Sombo in the Nadowli-Kaleo district in the Upper West Region, he said, “I am chosen as a Speaker…to look at all Ghanaians, not some, not party, not tribe, not Region but our motherland Ghana.

“I am persuaded that God has a design not just for me, but for the people of this country, the events of the recent election and its outcome gives me that indication,” he said.

Present at the service was Minority leader, Haruna Iddrisu who supported the claim of the Speaker that indeed “…God’s faith and God’s glory was vested in him” to be Speaker.

Mr Iddrisu revealed that prior to Mr Bagbin being elected as Speaker, he was pushed to vie for the proposition by the Minority Caucus.

He, however, the Tamale South MP said the tempting position had to be turned down because he believed Alban Bagbin was destined for the position.

Mr Iddrisu further disclosed that his confidence in Mr Bagbin to execute the role of the speakership pushed him to ask his colleagues to seize their interest in making him the Speaker.

“I knew in my heart, God will have a favour on someone amongst us, therefore, in a subsequent meeting of the Minority Caucus, I had questioned Mahama Ayariga and my colleagues that I was not too sure whether they had the mandate or my authority to proceed further with their good intentions.”

“Then in a meeting with the NDC highest leadership somewhere in the offices of former President Mahama I said to the group that my candidate for Speaker was amongst us and pointed to Alban Bagbin.

“Aseidu Nketia before I would finish my sentence held the hand of Mr Bagbin strongly and said it should be Bagbin,” he stated.

Mr Bagbin reiterated his commitment to work with all sides of the political divide to ensure that the will of God is fullfiled.