February 16, 2021

Member of Parliament for Ashiaman, Ernest Norgbey has said prior to the three weeks suspension of Ghana’s Parliament, he had made attempts to apologies to Minister-designate for Communications and Digitisation, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful.

 The apology, he noted, was in respect of the scuffle that ensued in parliament on Thursday, January 7, 2021, during the inauguration of the 8th Parliament and election of the Speaker, when prior to the commencement of proceedings, he pulled the chair on which she was sitting leading to her falling on the ground.

According to him he had spoken to the Majority Chief Whip, Frank Annoh Dompreh, Deputy Majority Leader, Alexander Kwabena Afenyo Markin and Yaw Patrick Boamah to help facilitate an opportunity for both parties to meet and iron out their difference.

“If there is an apology to be rendered, it would be done at that level, but unfortunately it could not be done before we went on the long suspension, so the individuals  I have mentioned are aware I have made effort to meet Ursula Owusu-Ekuful”, he said in an interview.

Mrs. Ekuful when she appeared before the Appointment Committee described development on the said date as unfortunate, and a dent on the image of the 8th parliament. She, however, said she had apologized to her colleague Collins Dauda who she pushed with provocation during the incident.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com