ALBAN BAGBIN SWORN IN AS NEW SPEAKER OF PARLIAMENT
Immediate past Member of Parliament for the Nadowli Kaleo constituency, Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin has been sworn in as Speaker Parliament.
Mr Bagbin is to serve as the Speaker of the 8th Parliament of the Fourth Republic
This comes after he was elected in a secret voting process in Parliament between himself and former Speaker, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye.
Alban Bagbin, who was the Second Deputy Speaker in the 7th Parliament was nominated by his political party –the National Democratic Congress (NDC)– for the position.
In his acceptance speech, Alban Bagbin pledged to discharge his duties wholeheartedly and in service to all Ghanaians.
“I will submit myself to the will of this House and pledge to serve my dear country, to serve you and to serve all Ghanaians faithfully to the best of my ability,” he said.
He further indicated his readiness to use his experience and skill, acquired within the 28-year period he served in Parliament, to help advance the cause of the lawmaking body.
“I will also contentiously discharge my duties as the Speaker of this Parliament. I want to promise wholeheartedly to put to the disposal of this country the store of knowledge, enough experience and the huge data bank that I have accumulated over the 28 years that I have been a member of this House,” Alban Bagbin said.
The new Speaker, Mr Bagbin is a graduate of the Ghana School of Law (1980-1982).