Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin has been sworn in as Speaker of Ghana’s 8th Parliament.
He won by two votes against former Speaker, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye making him the Speaker elect for the 8th Parliament. Alban Bagbin was nominated by his political party –the National Democratic Congress (NDC)– for the position.
Taking the oath as a Speaker, Mr. Alban Bagbin idicated that;
“I will also conscientiously discharge my duties as the Speaker of this Parliament. I want to promise wholeheartedly to put to the disposal of this country the store of knowledge, enough experience and the huge data bank that I have accumulated over the 28 years that I have been a member of this House,”
He continued to say, ” “I will submit myself to the will of this House and pledge to serve my dear country, to serve you and to serve all Ghanaians faithfully to the best of my ability,”