In a closely contested secret ballot in Parliament on Thursday for the position of Speaker of Parliament, Former MP for Nadowli Kaleo, Alban Sumana Bagbin of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) was elected Speaker of the 8th Parliament of the Fourth Republic.

Polling 138 votes, Alban Bagbin won against his predecessor Prof. Aaron Mike Ocquaye who had 136 votes. One legislator failed to vote.

Some Ghanaians on social media have welcomed the election of Alban Sumana Bagbin of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) as Speaker of the 8th Parliament of the Fourth Republic.

Many people believe this will his election as Speaker is a step in the right direction for Ghana’s democracy.

Some explained that having a Speaker from the opposition will help with the power balance.

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