The Member of Parliament for Tema West, Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah says leader of New Patriotic Party MPs, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu did not coax him into snatching the ballots papers.

He has therefore asked Ghanaians not to point fingers at Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu as being an accomplice in the plot and possibly issuing the final command.

This follows a video showing a conversation between the two preceding the snatching incident, Mr Ahenkroah is seen in a conversation with his party leader right after which he swung into action.

Mr Ahenkraoh came to the defence of his leader, explaining that their conversation was in an effort to get Kyei Mensah Bonsu to act in preventing what was becoming an eminent defeat for their Speaker nominee, Mike Ocquaye.

“I went to my leader to tell him that ‘leader they’ve finished counting the ballots of our nominee, 136. If we sit and allow them to establish the rest of the ballots it will be a completed election. I don’t want them to finish the counting, do something’,” he revealed.

Mr. Ahenkorah stated that he hoped the Majority Leader of the 7th Parliament, well versed in Parliamentary orders will quote a standing order or orders to halt the process, but according to him, the only response he got from Mr. Kyei Mensah Bonsu was for him to be patient.

Realizing that time was running out, the MP said he took a personal decision without his leaders’ knowledge or approval and dashed for the ballot papers.

“People are saying he instructed me to do it but let me say it on record, my leader did not ask me to do it. I take full responsibility for my actions. I told him to act and he said I should wait a little.

“Then I asked him why I should wait, ‘at least you are our leader, you know the standing orders, you can quote some law for proceedings to be halted’. But he insisted I should be patient.

“So, I told him I can’t be patient any longer so I had to snatch the ballot papers. Because if they are unable to complete the counting that will mean there will not be any numbers for them to stand on,” he stated.

Mr. Ahenkorah’s success in his venture was short-lived as his make away after snatching the ballot papers from the hands of a parliamentary official was stopped by over a dozen men made up of Parliamentary Marshalls and NDC MPs who caught him and retrieved the ballot papers.