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NPP tried to bribe NDC MPs to secure speakership for Mike Oquaye – Muntaka

Chief Whip of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Parliament, Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak has alleged that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) attempted to bribe members of his party ahead of the Speakership election.

According to him, the NPP used some members of the Judiciary to try and convince an NDC MP to vote for Prof. Mike Oquaye.

Although he did not provide any evidence to support his claims, the Asawase legislator seemed confident of his claims indicating the NDC will organize a press conference to address the issue.

“I heard Kyei Mensah Bonsu talking about we bribing their member that is what they did. They reached out to our members and offered them all manner of things, there was one that was led by a Supreme Court Judge, who called a lady and promised her so many things, we have evidence and we are looking at all those things. There wasn’t even just one, there were so many instances”

The National Democratic Congress'(NDC’s) Alban Bagbin was elected as the Speaker of Parliament of the 8th Parliament.

This cames after he polled 138 votes out of the 275 votes cast by Members of Parliament elected on the floor of Parliament on Thursday, January 7, 2021.

He emerged victorious over his opponent, Professor Mike Oquaye who was the Speaker of Parliament of the previous 7th Parliament.

Mr Bagbin is currently the longest-serving a member of parliament, having served since 1993 when the first parliament under the 4th Republic was inaugurated.

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