As has been the case over the years, while the NDC side of the house heckled the President, the New Patriotic Party side also cheered him during the presentation.
However, the drama heightened when the President was done with the presentation and Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin was about to carry out the vote of thanks.
The house turned cacophonous with taunting songs and all efforts by the speaker to restore order proved futile until he rose on his feet.
In parliament, the tradition is that, once the speaker rises, all members must resume their seats with alacrity regardless of whatever might be at stake.
Interestingly, when it got to the acknowledgement of Vice President Dr. Bawumia’s wife Samira Bawumia Ramadan, the house turned noisy again as the NDC members rose and started shouting “we want Ramatu” repeatedly.
Rt Hon. Alban Bagbin was compelled to do some damage control by saying “I don’t know which of your girlfriends is called Ramatu”.