The Member of Parliament for the Ningo Prampram Constituency Samuel Nartey George has disclosed how they mislead the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Members of Parliament to tro to the chamber roughly 6 hours before first sitting of the 8th Parliament commences.
Earlier, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Members of Parliament have arrived as early as 4:00am in the Chamber of Parliament purposely to occupy the Majority side of the House thus; the right side of the Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin as the first sitting of the 8th Parliament commences.
This was earlier announced by some of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Members of Parliament on social media to have arrived in the Chamber as of 4:00am while proceedings officially start at 10:00am.
Narrating the what transpired, Sam George said,
See this 8th Parliament is going to be bae. Trust me. Let me tell you a true story.
Last night at about 8:30pm, myself and my Chief Whip, Hon. Muntaka had to go back to Parliament to take care of a few things. Just as we were about to go up the escalator, we ran in Hon Atta Akyea who enquired what we were doing in Parliament at that time.
We replied that we had arrived for sitting the next day! You needed to see the shock on his face as he walked away. He apparently notified his side and made them rush to Parliament at 4am to sleep in the chamber.
Well, we were in bed getting our beauty sleep at that time as we had agreed to get to the Chamber at 10am. There was no need for a rush or anything. We had won the battle and the war. We had elected the Speaker we wanted. Even if they come to the Chamber at 2am everyday for the next 4 years, the NDC Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin is the Speaker of Parliament.
May God make your opponents have sleepless nights whilst you rest in 2021. May they chase their shadows whilst you watch in humour and may they sleep when the time for work is due. May God force your opponents to play nonsense. Amen.