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I was only protecting the Speakers Seat – Ashaiman MP Justifies

The Member of Parliament for Ashaiman Constituency, Hon Ernest Norgbey has justified a virial Video of him seen “Snatching” the Speakers Seat during parliamentary proceedings.

Debunking claims of him “Snatching” the seat, the Ashaiman MP indicated that,

“I didn’t snatch the speaker’s seat, I was only preserving it though it is not in my mandate to preserve the speaker’s seat, but when acts partially, then we will have to preserve the seat till the speaker comes”.

“I don’t agree to views that touching the Speaker’s seat is sacrilegious. The Speaker was not on the seat when I touched it. So many people touch the Speaker’s seat. I can also touch it. When I touch it, what happens? And no, my action did not attract the Marshals. They were already there. They were already positioned around the maze and the seat. No one intended to carry the seat outside the chamber,” he said.

Yesterday’s Happening At Parliament

First Deputy Speaker Joseph Osei-Owusu currently is a Sit-in Speaker to Speaker Alban Bagbin. During yesterday Wednesday, December 1 sitting, the House encountered chaos after First Deputy Speaker Joseph Osei-Owusu gave a ruling which didn’t favour the Minority Caucus.

Challenging the Sit-in speaker’s ruling, minority leader Haruna Iddrisu requested that, a motion should be adopted to set aside the approval of the policy document.

The Minority strongly disapproves of the Deputy Speaker counting himself as part of the Majority while he assumed the speaker position on Tuesday, November 30th, 2021. Meanwhile, Mr Osei-Owusu iterated he did no wrong hence will not accept the minority’s proposal.

He said, “Although I am sitting in for the Speaker, I cannot be described as “the Speaker of Parliament” since I am a Member of Parliament and was only assisting the substantive Speaker, Alban Bagbin, who is currently in Dubai for a medical check-up”. He then suspended the house after the ruling because of the confusion that ensued after his decision.

Source: Adoanewsonline.com

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