I pray I don’t die early – Alban Bagbin

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Alban Bagbin, the Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana, has stated his desire to live a longer life so that he may experience more.

After the minority lost the censure vote to dismiss Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta because they did not have the necessary two-thirds majority, the Speaker of the House related a tale he was told by a Senior Statements in his closing comments.

It is his hope, he says, to live a long life so that he can see things, though he did not specify what those things might be.

He narrated “One of Senior statesman, I actually refer to him as an elder statesman told me a story that when they were in school, a gentleman used to visit them and whiles walking on the streets he would be repeating one statement and I quote ‘if we don’t die early we will see things’. I have been praying to God to allow me not to die early so that I can see things. I am not yet old but I have started seeing things”

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A resolution of censure was submitted against the Finance Minister by the Minority caucus, who accused him of economic mismanagement, financial irresponsibility, a conflict of interest, and severe mishandling of the economy.

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Following the filing of the motion against the Finance Minister, Speaker of Parliament Alban sumana Kingsford Bagbin appointed an ad hoc committee consisting of eight members to investigate the matter and submit its findings to the House of Representatives by November 25, 2022.

On Thursday, the plenary discussed the issue; when it came time to vote, the majority walked out, dismissing the claims against the Finance Minister as baseless.

 

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