The National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE) has urged Parliament to apologise to Ghanaians over the chaos that engulfed the House in the wake of the Speakership election on January 7.
In a statement, the NCCE said the happenings in Parliament on the day was “unconstitutional, disgraceful, detestable and smacks of indiscipline.”.
“The NCCE urges Parliament to purge itself from this blemish by rending an unqualified apology to Ghanaians and take steps to investigate why the military was deployed to invade the chamber,” a statement signed by the chairperson of the Commission Josephine Nkrumah said.
Chaos in Parliament
Member of Parliament-elect for Tema West Carlos Ahenkorah shocked his colleague incoming lawmakers when snatched ballot papers during counting in the controversial polls to elect a Speaker for the 8th Parliament.
The MP-elect was however chased and seized from exiting the chamber with the snatched ballots by MPs from the NDC aisle of the House. The papers have since been redeemed.