Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin has said the New Patriotic Party (NPP) used money to grab seats that were obviously going the way of the NDC in the 2020 elections when defeat stared them in the face.
The Speaker of Parliament made this known for the first time as he tackles this issue for the use of money by politicians to influence the outcome of elections in the country.
Bagbin also mentioned for the first time that if not for other interventions, what he describes as power-sharing would have happened in the current government, looking at the number of legislators that the Majority and Minority had.
“…Power-sharing which is called consociation [is] where the president will have a minority. Though it hasn’t happened in Ghana yet, [but] all our colleagues here know that it is possible.
And in fact, if not by other interventions, it would have happened in this government,” Bagbin noted while addressing a delegation in a meeting held between Ghana’s Parliamentary leadership and a delegation from Ethiopia’s Parliament on Wednesday, August 12, 2021.
Mr Bagbin’s speech supports the claims by the NDC Minority that they were cheated of parliamentary majority by the ruling NPP