NPP chooses Speaker of Parliament

The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) will once again choose a native of the Greater Accra Region as the speaker of the 8th parliament.

Should that happens, it will be the third time the elephant family would be settling on someone from the region to lead the legislature.

Peter Ala Adjetey who was the First Speaker of Parliament in the first NPP government was a Ga from La whilst Professor Aaron Mike Ocquaye is also a Ga from Osu.

Already, names such as Ghana’s Ambassador to Canada and former Attorney General, Nii Ayikoi Otoo has popped up as a likely candidate as sources within the corridors of power tell the media that he has the backing of Professor Aaron Mike Ocquaye who is not likely to go for another term because of his age.

Professor Ocquaye is in his mid-70s and his age does not permit him to handle the pressures that come with a hung parliament which will require a relatively younger person to steer affairs.

The name of former First Deputy Speaker and current National Chairman of the NPP, Freddie Blay is also said to be making waves with Political Science Lecturer Professor Ransford Gyampo rooting for him as his favorite for the job.

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