The Dean of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) Law School, Professor Ernest Kofi Abotsi, has expressed concerns over the near-fight incident that happened on Friday among some MPs.

Taking to social media, he expressed the view that the clash between the Majority and Minority in Parliament reinforced the perception that the legislature is pushing itself into irrelevance.

According to him, the situation is even more worrying as Ghanaians are the ultimate losers.

Earlier in Parliament, a photo used by the Majority Caucus in Parliament on the issue of tidal waves, which has devasted communities in the Volta Region, nearly started a fight between the two sides at a press conference.

Deputy Majority Leader, Alexander Afenyo-Markin showed a photo of scenes from the disaster caused by the tidal waves to the press. But former Energy Minister, Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah and South Dayi MP, Rockson Nelson Dafiamekpor started heckling him.

According to them, Mr. Afenyo-Markin was misinforming the media with the picture.

The clash occurred towards the end of the presser when the Bole Bamboi MP, Yusif Sulemana came to snatch the image from Afenyo-Markin, and handed it over to Dafeamekpor.

Nhyeaso MP, Stephen Amoah, then followed up to retrieve the image from Mr Nelson Dafeamekpor. This led to the clash.

Mr Afenyo-Markin was then seen asking Mr Rockson Dafeamekpor to hand over the image to him.

The latter obliged and Afenyo Markin left.

Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor subsequently apologized to Deputy Majority Leader, Alexander Afenyo-Markin over the clash, admitting that he erred.



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