President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has congratulated former Member of Parliament for Nadowli Kaleo, Alban Bagbin for being elected Speaker of the 8th Parliament.
Mr Bagbin, a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), was elected as Speaker on January 7 2020.
Mr Akufo-Addo and the new Speaker both served as Members of Parliament.
Delivering his inaugural address after being sworn into office, Mr Akufo-Addo said “I am confident that both of us will be guided by the supreme interest of our people.”
He assured to work with Mr Bagbin “to advance the peace, progress and prosperity.”
Former President John Dramani Mahama also congratulated the newly-elected Speaker.
“The events of last night stretching into the morning of 7th January have been both a great occasion for Ghana’s democracy and at the same time a day of infamy, which will go down as a low point in our democratic practice.
“The election of Speaker Bagbin affirms what a great democracy we can build for ourselves and how dialogue and consensus building can make us even stronger as a nation,” the Presidential Candidate of the NDC John Mahama who is challenging the results of last year’s elections in Court, said in multiple tweets.