Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin has said that the NPP would have been the minority in Parliament if they hadn’t snatched some seats in the last minute.
Mr Bagbin also expressed worry about the monetization of politics in Ghana, calling for a departure from that unfortunate behavior.
Bagbin also mentioned that if not for other interventions, what he describes as power-sharing would have happened in the current government, looking at the number of legislators that the Majority and Minority had.
“…Power-sharing which is called consociation [is] where the president will have a minority. Though it hasn’t happened in Ghana yet, [but] all our colleagues here know that it is possible. And in fact, if not by other interventions, it would have happened in this government,” Bagbin noted while addressing a delegation in a meeting held between Ghana’s Parliamentary leadership and a delegation from Ethiopia’s Parliament on Wednesday, August 12, 2021.
Mr Bagbin’s speech supports the claims by the NDC Minority that they were cheated of parliamentary majority by the ruling NPP.