Carlos snatched ballot papers out of love for NPP

Tema West lawmaker Carlos Ahenkorah who snatched ballot papers during the Speaker election in Parliament yesterday Thursday January 7, 2021, has apologised for his action.

According to the former deputy Trade Minister, his conduct was out of love for the ruling New Patriotic party (NPP).

Mr Ahenkorah has come under fierce criticisms after he was captured on television snatching ballot papers during counting after MPs voted to elect a Speaker for the 8th Parliament.

He, however, justified his action saying The first few NPP members voted the NDC whip in the person of Muntaka attacked an NPP member and collected his ballot paper from him because he’s shown it to someone.

A scuffle ensued and he took the ballot box itself and the ballots inside away.

After a long wait, balloting recommenced. This time the same Muntaka took the ballot box and runoff that someone was showing their ballot whiles John Jinapor and Sam George kick boxed the voting booth.

The closely contested Speakership election ended with a former NDC lawmaker Alban Bagbin emerging winner making the scenario first in Ghana’s history.

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