Rt. Hon Speaker
March 3, 2022

The Rt. Hon Speaker Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin has said he could not have been sworn in as a Speaker without the support of some Majority lawmakers, and he does not see himself as a party fanatic despite being a member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).

According to him he has been able to reach out across the political divide and has very good friends on the other side of the political divide.

“You, would hear me say at the end of the day, I do not expect either of the parties to praise me in the performance of my function, I would be impartial that does not mean I would be neutral and that is what I have learnt from late Rt. Hon Peter Ala Adjetey”.

The Rt. Hon Speaker made this remarks on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 when members of the Council of States called on him and further pointed out that he has an interest as a citizen and his is to move the national agenda forward”. “I cannot be neutral because I have an interest but in the performance of my duty as a Speaker I have to be impartial, people did not understand this and said I was being partisan, no I cannot seat as a speaker and see no evil and hear no evil and speak no evil that would be adjudicating my role as a state man”.

He further told the visiting Council of State members that any time there is a coup it is the Parliament that surfers, the Executive and Judiciary arm of government would continue and the absence of the Parliament, Ghanaians do not understand what parliament is and its workings.

Again, he has gone through parliament since 1993 till date and has witnessed the challenges and when he took over as Speaker then the weight came over him and would discuss that into details in their close door discussion.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com