Uninvited Soldiers Invade Parliament

Armed Military men in the Chamber of parliament Armed Military men in the Chamber of parliament

By Patrick Biddah

A dozen of hooded soldiers stormed Parliament in the early morning of Thursday January 7, 2021, ostensibly to restore order over confusion that had erupted.

The soldiers, who were fully armed, entered the chamber of the House, when processes leading to the election of a Speaker to oversee the proceedings in the eight Parliament was greeted with total pandemonium.

The confusion started when elements of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the House, kept displaying their ballots after voting when the law requires that it should be secret.

Not the Clerk of Parliament who was the Chairman administering the procedure for the election of the Speaker and the subsequent swearing-in of the Members of Parliament-elect, could calm tempers down.

It was in the heat of the ensuing confusion that the soldiers stormed the House .

It was not clear, who ordered for the soldiers to storm the House, but their arrival was met by a stiff resistance by the NDC caucus who shouted for them to go out .

They followed their resistance with the part of words in the national anthem which instructs every Ghanaian to resist what they describe as oppressor's rule.

The NDC members who looked unfazed, followed up with chant from the revolutionary song of the party which was founded by the late former President , Flt. Lt Jerry John Rawlings.

Source: theheraldghana.com