Habib Iddrisu a Deputy Majority Chief Whip has charged the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, to let them know if he can no longer preside over the business of the house so they find another Speaker.
According to the Deputy Majority Leader, Alexander Afenyo-Markin the absence of Alban Bagbin throughout the first part of the sitting appears to be part of a grand plan by the minority to frustrate the approval of the bill.
“We will not proceed to take decisions without Mr. Speaker. We need him in the House because by the technicalities of our own procedures, one of our people would have to sit in, and therefore he will not have the opportunity to have his right of voting as a member. Mr. Speaker must show leadership in parliament.”
Meanwhile, according to Deputy Minority Leader, James Klutse Avedzi Alban Bagbin’s absence was purely based on health grounds they justified.