President Akufo-Addo has heaped praises on Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin.
President Akufo-Addo delivering the State of the Nation Address on March 9, 2021 said Bagbin has exhibited leadership qualifties since he got into Parliament.
The President described Mr Bagbin as one of the “three wise men” in the previous government.
“Let me use this opportunity to congratulate once again the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Alban Bagbin on becoming the Speaker of the 8th parliament. I came to meet him (Alban Bagbin) in the second parliament in 1997. He has been majority leader, minister of state, one of the “three wise men” in a previous government, second deputy speaker of parliament, and now finds himself here. My senior in parliament (Alban Bagbin) and I should work together for the well-being of the Ghanaian people. Mr. Speaker, I wish you well in the discharge of duties of this high office”
Alban Bagbin became Speaker on January 7, 2021.
He polled 138 votes as against 136 for former Speaker Professor Mike Oquaye. The election of Mr. Bagbin sent shockwaves across the aisle where NPP members of Parliament were sitting.
Bagbin has held a number of positions in Parliament since 1994 and capped his lawmaking career with the ultimate, the Majority Leader and Leader of the House.