Alban Bagbin, has been elected speaker for the 8th Parliament of the Fourth Republic.
It had been a marathon of confusion on the floor of Parliament right from the dissolution of the 7th Parliament all through to the election of a new speaker.
An election process which started moments after 12:00am January 7 ran through the night to about 6:00 am.
The provisional results suggest that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) side of the house beat the New Patriotic Party (NPP) side with three votes to put Mr. Alban Bagbin ahead of former speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye who was re-nominated as the NPP’s candidate.
Bagbin is a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and has represented the Nadowli Kaleo constituency from the Upper West Region in Parliament Seven consecutive times.