The newly sworn-in Speaker of Parliament for the 8th parliament, Right Honourable Alban Bagbin has promised to serve the nation and the people of Ghana faithfully.
The Speaker of the 8th Parliament made this statement after he was sworn in as the Speaker on the morning of January 7th, 2020.
In what looked like an endless process to elect the leadership of the house from midnight of January 6th, Alban Bagbin pulled 138 votes ahead of close contender and out-going Speaker Aaron Mike Ocquaye who pulled 136 votes.
Whiles thanking his faithful party and members for their overwhelming support, Alban Bagbin said Ghana is the winner at the end of the day. Portions of his acceptance speech read;
“I thank the almighty God for his abundant grace on me and my family.
I thank all of you for bestowing this honour and great responsibility on me. Let me not forget Ghanaians, Electoral Commission, all political parties CSOs, media and more importantly my party the great National Democratic Congress (NDC) for proposing me to be elected to be the speaker of the 8th parliament for the 4th Republic of Ghana
I will submit myself to the will of this house. I will serve faithfully to the best of my ability.”