"I’d Packed Bag And Baggage From Local Politics When NDC Called Me For Speakership Post" – Bagbin
Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin has revealed that he had already established an existing plan from politics when the leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) informed him about his nomination for the Speakership position.
Mr Bagbin who was speaking about it for the first time at a lecture held by the NDC in honor of former President Rawlings on Monday said, “I had packed bag and baggage ready to exit politics when suddenly God smiled on me.”
“I had established an Institute of Parliamentary Affairs Africa and got some of our professors to work with me. I was transiting into that to support the democracy and growth [of Africa] and He [God] used all of you [NDC] led by His Excellency John Dramani Mahama.”
According to him, although he was nervous during the electoral process at the dawn of January 7, he had the intuition that he was going to win the Speakership position. He, therefore, assured the NDC’s that “God who started it all will accomplish it.”
Meanwhile, the inauguration process of the eighth Parliament of the Fourth Republic will go down in history as the most chaotic one in the history of the country.
The long dragging process which lasted over nine hours was characterized by several commotions.
But at the end of the nine hours of rancor, musical chairs, military invasion, ‘illegal’ MP, Mr Bagbin was selected as the eighth Speaker of the eighth Parliament of Ghana.
The former MP for Nadowli Kaleo has, however, made history for being the first Speaker of Parliament who is not selected by the governing party.