Video: Mintah Akandoh explains why Ursula Owusu sat on his Laps in Parliament

Ursula Owusu sits on the lap of Minta Akandoh
Hon. Minta Akandoh and Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful

Kwabena Mintah Akandoh who is the Member of Parliament for the Juaboso Constituency has explained why Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful sat on his laps in the Parliamentary Chamber.

During the swearing in of the Member of Parliament for the 8th Parliament, the former Minister for Communications was sighted in a video sitting on the laps of Hon. Kwabena Mintah Akandoh.

The video and images of the incident which have been trending on social media looked like the two lawmakers were enjoying themselves during the agitations and confrontations that characterized the swearing in of the 8th Parliament.

Ursula Owusu sits on the lap of Minta Akandoh


Explaining what actually happened between him and Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Juaboso lawmaker indicated that she did not give her colleague lawmaker the consent to sit on his lap but she did.

Hon. Mintah Akandoh further explained that when they (NDC Caucus) arrived in the Parliamentary Chamber they sat at the where the majority MPs seat and when the NPP MPs came, they all went to sit at the Left side where minority Members seat but Hon. Ursula Owusu refused to seat with his colleagues.

He said “We sat at the majority side, the right hand side of where the speaker sits. So when they came in, all of them moved to the minority, the left side and sat down.  Ursula refused to go to that side,”

He further explained that when Mrs Ursula got up from the seat, he went to occupy that seat.

“And when she came back, she sat on my lap. She just sat on my lap. I didn’t want to touch her.”

When questioned if Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful’s husband will not complain, Hon. Akandoh indicated that if anyone should complain, his wife should be the person to complain and not the husband of Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful who sat on him without his consent. Q



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