The minority chief whip of parliament and Member of Parliament for Asawase constituency, Honourable Mubarak Muntaka has rendered an apology on behalf of parliamentary members for their behaviour in parliament during the election of the 8th speaker of parliament of the fourth republic.
According to him, their behaviour was uncalled for and shameful in the sight of Ghanaians.
Parliament on 7th January, 2021 conveyed for their first sitting to elect the speaker of parliament for the 8th parliament and also swear in the members of parliament. The election and swearing in process was categorized with chaos within members of parliament after an incident of ballot paper snatching.
Speaking in an interview with accra based Citi Fm, Honourable Muntaka admitted that the actions of parliamentarians on that day was rather worrying, adding that they could have comported themselves better as members of parliament. He apologized on his behalf and and on behalf of all of the members of parliament. He said;
“Let me say that we owe the people of Ghana an apology. I think as Parliament, we ought to have done better because people cannot go and queue from morning to evening to elect us to come and be doing this. I am very sorry for what we did on inauguration day. We could have been more decent,”