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You Don’t Personally Attack Me and Expect Consensus Building In Parliament – Bagbin ‘Fumes’ At Majority



Speaker Alban Sumana Bagbin says consensus building in Parliament will suffer should the Majority Caucus continue to attack his personality.

Citing attacks by the Deputy Majority Leader, Alexander Afenyo Markin and some other New Patriotic Party (NPP) MPs, Mr Bagbin observed that their activities obstruct any possibility of any resolution in the House.

In December 2021, Mr Afenyo-Markin accused the Speaker of conspiring with his party to ensure that the budget was not passed.

According to him, when leadership of the House had met with the Speaker to determine the best way to resolve the impasse over the budget, Mr Bagbin alluded to some damning social media reactions directed at him by political commentator Kevin Taylor.

But in an interview with state broadcaster GBC, Mr Bagbin said, “In fact, one of them said I should learn how to lead. It’s because of the level of leadership I am at, he [Afenyo Markin] doesn’t understand it.

“You come and personally attack me, then you come to the House and you expect that we should have that spirit of consensus building; things don’t work that way,” he said.

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