Video: Ghanaian MPs trade blows over Seating arrangements in the Parliamentary Chamber

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Parliamentarians trade blows over Seating arrangements in the Chamber

The Members of Parliament Elect for the 275 Constituencies have exchanged blows over the seating arrangement in the Parliamentary chamber.

According to the standing orders of Parliament, the majority Members of Parliament seats at the right hand side of the Speaker of Parliament and the minority seats at the Left hand side of the Speaker.

However, the National Democratic Congress members elect arrived in the chamber of Parliament earlier and sat at the right hand side of the Speaker’s chair to indicate that they are forming the majority in the 8th Parliament.

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When the Members of Parliament elect on the side of the New Patriotic Party arrived in the Parliamentary chamber, they also insisted on taking their seats at the right hand side of the Speaker of Parliament’s seat which resulted in a confrontation between the two sides.

According to the New Patriotic Party MPs, they have placed their name tags on the seats that the MPs Elect on the side of the National Democratic Congress came to occupy.

 

WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW AS THE MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT ELECT ‘TRADE BLOWS’

BACKGROUND

In the 2020 Parliamentary election, the National Democratic Congress obtained 137 seats and the New Patriotic Party also obtained 137 seats with 1 independent Member of Parliament.

However, one Member of Parliament on the side of the National Democratic Congress has been injuncted by the Cape Coast High Court and cannot be Sworn in as a Member of Parliament.

However, the National Democratic Congress has given all indications that they will not agree with the High Court’s injunction which bares the Member of Parliament for the Assin North Constituency from being sworn in Member of Parliament.

 

SOURCE : Talkingdrum.com.gh

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