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BREAKING: Chaos erupts in Parliament as NDC MP whisks away Speaker’s seat

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The Parliament of Ghana has erupted into chaos with minority and majority members shoving and pushing each other.

The heated confrontation between the two sides erupted after the Second Deputy Speaker, Joseph Osei Owusu ruled to reject a motion by the minority side.

The minority had moved for a vote to overturn the approval of the 2022 budget as passed by the all-majority side of the house on Tuesday.

The house on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, voted to overturn a vote of rejection passed on the budget by the minority side on Friday, November 27, 2021, after the majority side had staged a boycott of proceedings

The majority side in the absence of the minority who stayed out of the chamber on Tuesday after overturning the rejection vote of Friday, also voted to approve the 2022 budget.

The house having reconvened on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, engaged in a heated banter over the decision by the Second Deputy Speaker, Joseph Osei Owusu who sat in as acting speaker in the absence of Speaker Alban Bagbin, to count himself as part of MPs present to form a quorum on Tuesday.

However ruling on the motion by the minority to overturn the approval of the budget, the Second Deputy Speaker upheld the approval saying he is an MP and that taking up speakership duties in the absence of the speaker does not take away his position as an MP.

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