Soldiers had to be sent in to restore normalcy in the Ghanaian parliament after lawmakers exchanged blows over who takes the majority side.
It was a chaotic episode in the Ghanaian parliament yesterday December 6, following the dissolution of the 7th parliament.
In a footage which has gone viral on social media, it was gathered that the fight was between NPP and NDC members and centered on who takes the majority side in the parliament and who also produces the next Speaker of Parliament.
It was however gathered that while NPP has the majority in parliament with 137 seats, the NDC has 136 seats.
Soldiers were eventually sent in to restore order in the parliament.
Watch a video from the chaos below;
Ghanaian parliamentarians fight over who takes the majority position. pic.twitter.com/lkN8GQAIe9
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Ghanaian Actress and Media Personality, Joselyn Dumas has condemned the recent scuffle which happened at Parliament during the swearing-in of the 8th Parliament of the 4th republic.
oselyn Dumas took to her Twitter and wrote;
“Grown educated individuals with children, fighting! in one of the highest law-making space in our country.
Ghana 🇬🇭 is highly revered for our respect for the seat of government, democratic system & impeccable composure in Parliament.
I am soo disappointed!