New Speaker Alban Bagbin pledges to serve all Ghanaians faithfully

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The newly sworn-in Speaker of the Eight Parliament of Ghana, Mr Alban Sumana Bagbin, has pledged to serve all Ghanaians faithfully.

He said he will bring to the fore the huge bank of experience he has gathered over the years as a parliamentarian in the discharge of his new duties as the speaker of Parliament.

Mr Bagbin made the remarks in his acceptance speech after he had been sworn-in by the Chief Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah as the new Speaker of Parliament for the Eight Parliament on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at the Parliament House in Accra.

Bagbin has been in Parliament since the advent of the 4th Republic and has served virtually in all positions available in the House.

The Clerk to Parliament, Mr Cyril Nsiah declared Bagbin winner after a rancorous election process characterised by a ballots snatching incident, a military intervention over disputes in how voting should proceed, and near fisticuffs over sitting arrangements.

The National Democratic Congress nominated him for the post, while the New Patriotic Party nominated the immediate past Speaker, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye.

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