E-levy: MPs fight in Parliament during voting
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A few Members of Parliament on Monday night were occupied with a fistfight following a conflict during the deciding on the government’s E-demand bill.
The battle followed when the MPs were casting a ballot in a headcount to choose whether the E-demand bill ought to be acknowledged under a testament of criticalness.
The Minority had endeavored to stop the First Deputy Speaker, Joseph Osei Owusu, who was managing the House, from leaving his seat and taking part in the democratic cycle.
This maddened the Majority MPs, who met them at the Speaker’s table to challenge the NDC MPs.
The Minority MPs clarified that Mr Osei-Owusu, while in the place of Speaker, doesn’t have a making choice.
Before the sitting, the Majority had held a public interview expressing the whereabouts of the Speaker, Alban Bagbin, was obscure.
Be that as it may, since the bill had been laid before the House, the First Deputy Speaker took over procedures in the House.
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During thoughts, the Minority MPs tested the choice by the Majority MPs to put the Bill under an authentication of desperation.
Albeit a voice vote was taken with the First Deputy Speaker administering inclining toward the Majority, the NDC MPs required a headcount all things considered.
Mr Joseph Osei-Owusu then, at that point, chosen to trade positions with the Second Deputy Speaker, who had casted a ballot to participate in the navigation.
Notwithstanding, the Minority MPs who couldn’t help contradicting that position quickly moved to the Speaker’s seat to stop the trade. Individuals from the Majority additionally moved to the Speaker’s seat, which prompted the conflict.
In recordings caught in the House, the MPs were seen tossing blows, with some tumbling to the ground.