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Date published: 7th, Jan 2021
Military and police have stormed Parliament house of Ghana following several commotions recorded in the Parliament since the inauguration processes for the 8th Parliament started.
The security personnels who were heavily armed and clad in full raiment marched unto the floor of the Parliament to restore peace after some opposition MPs, again disrupted the electoral process of a new Speaker for the house.
Some members of the Minority, led by their chief whip, Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka continuously disrupted the election process by carrying away the ballot box.
Yet on the fourth occasion, not only the ballot box was snatched, John Jinapor Abdulai, MP for Yapei constituency was seen with Hon. Muntaka kicking the ballot booth.
According to the NDC, the parliamentarians of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) were breaking the order of secret voting by showing their ballot to their whip, Frank, Annor before depositing it in the box.
But after the heavily armed military officers barged into the House, the NDC chanted a portion of the National Anthem saying, "and help us to resist oppressors rule with all our will and might forevermore".
The soldiers after making things settle down in 10 minutes time left the place.
Published on 7th, Jan 2021