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NDC, NPP MPs in standoff as soldiers storm Parliament over chaotic voting process

NDC, NPP MPs in standoff as soldiers storm Parliament over chaotic voting process
NDC, NPP MPs in standoff as soldiers storm Parliament over chaotic voting process

The election of the Leadership of the 8th Parliament took a surprising turn as rising chaos in the chamber saw about two dozen heavily-armed soldiers in addition to a similar number of armed police personnel make attempts to restore order.

The MPs chanted in the face of the military urging them to leave; that the military had no right to order them to sit down. At this stage, the NPP MPs sat down, apparently comfortable with the presence of the police and soldiers.

A misunderstanding which ensued during the election of the Speaker of Parliament saw MP for Asawase Muntaka Mubarak snatching a ballot box and throwing it away.

While the NPP preferred that their Chief Whips should inspect the ballots by their Members-elect, the NDC, on the other hand, were insistent on secret ballot as enshrined in the Standing Orders.

Calm has currently being restored in the chamber.

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