John Dramani Mahama Calls for Investigations into the Snatching of Ballots by Hon. Carlos Ahenkorah in Parliament
John Dramani Mahama who is the 2020 Presidential candidate for the National Democratic Congress has called for Investigations into the snatching of Ballots by an NPP MP in Parliament.
In his reactions, the former President indicated that the events that occurred in Parliament on the night of 6th January through to 7th January 2021 goes down as a low point in the democratic practice of Ghana and needs to be investigated.
In a series of tweets, John Dramani Mahama further indicated that the attempt by the Member of Parliament for Tema West Hon. Carlos Ahenkorah to snatch a ballot papers during the election of the Speaker of Parliament is never expected to be seen in this 4th Republican Parliament.
The former President also condemned the invasion of the Chamber of Parliament by armed military personnel.
The former flagbearer for the National Democratic Congress, John Dramani Mahama said;
“The events of last night stretching into the morning of 7th January have been both a great occasion for Ghana’s democracy and at the same time a day of infamy, which will go down as a low point in our democratic practice.
The attempt to snatch ballot papers by the MP-elect for Tema West and the invasion of the Chamber by armed military personnel are images one had never expected to see in our 4th Republican Parliament.
The recent use of the military in civil democratic processes has become a major worry & gives the impression that this admin is continually seeking to resurrect the exorcised ghosts of our military past.”
The former President called on the newly constituted 8th Parliament to conduct an investigation into the incidents that occurred in Parliamentary Chamber.
“Parliament must conduct an investigation into the two incidents and exact appropriate sanctions.” John Mahama added.
SOURCE : Talkingdrum.com.gh