Two weeks ago since the chaos that hit Parliament, Majority Leader Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu is as yet astounded with Carlos Ahenkorah’s move which left numerous Ghanaians similarly stunned.
The Tema West MP snatched the ballot papers from the hands of Parliamentary authorities during the checking of votes to elect another speaker during the introduction of the eighth Parliament.
Giving new subtleties of what happened before the occurrence on Newsfile Saturday, the Majority Leader said he was approached by a ‘jittery’ and ‘panicking’ Carlos Ahenkorah during the checking with a worry about the result of the vote.
He cited the MP Tema West MP as then asking him: “Leader, are we whoin to be reluctant for the NDC to take the Speakership position?”
This was the last conversation before taken the Tema West MP had before the occurrence.
Mr Kyei Mensah Bonsu said he scolded the MP on the reasoning behind his attempt, quizzing “Carlos, What were you up to?
“We just completed the Election and we will do the checking so where from this? He demanded that we don’t need to sit down for them to win the Speakership position,” he described.
“At that point I stated, hey Carlos, get away from me. Since I needed to follow the counting. I have no idea over the spirit that entered him,” he disclosed to JoyNews Saturday.
This mandate is to permit some space for the Majority Leader to monitor the Electoral process rather came too late in the day for Carlos Ahenkorah as he made a dash for the papers scarcely seconds later.
The Majority Leader also described the act as unnecessary as it disrupted the process – one of the numerous that characterised the dawn of the 8th Parliament’s inauguration which spanned a battle over seating arrangement, an invasion of the chamber by police and military personnel among others.