Ghanaian parliamentarians late Monday night exchanged blows as the First Deputy Speaker Joseph Osei-Owusu vacated his seat to enable him to also cast his vote to pass the controversial E-Levy under a certificate of urgency.
The minority contended that Osei-Owusu, who was then presiding, cannot vote per Parliament’s standing orders, however, the sit-in Speaker stressed that he would still vote.
The free-for-all fight ensued at the Speaker’s platform as minority MPs attempted to seize his chair as he makes his way out of the Chamber for the Second Deputy Speaker Andrew Amoako Asiamah to takeover.
The marshals had a tough time bringing order to the House as they wrestle with some MPs to protect the Speaker’s seat, his documents and the mace. Eventually, the Second Deputy Speaker Asiamah returned to the seat to adjourn sitting to Tuesday (21 December).