Former Member of Parliament (MP) for Nadowli Kaleo Constituency, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, has been elected Speaker for the 8th Parliament of the Fourth Republic.
Mr Bagbin, a Second Deputy Speaker of the 7th Parliament and a nominee by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) was elected early Thursday morning, January 7, following a process characterized by a six hour long confusion and brawls.
TV3 report provisional results available suggests that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) side of the House beat the New Patriotic Party (NPP) side with three votes to put Mr. Bagbin ahead of the immediate past Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye, who was re-nominated by the NPP caucus.
Bagbin is a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and had represented the Nadowli Kaleo Constituency in the Upper West Region in Parliament seven consecutive times.
He did not contest last year’s elections.