Army Deployed to Subdue Parliament Clash in Ghana Ahead of Inauguration, Reports Say

Chaos erupted on the Ghanaian parliament throughout a pre-inaugural session after lawmakers from the ruling celebration tried to steal the field containing ballots forged in the course of the vote for parliament speaker.

Ghana’s military has been dispatched to suppress the dramatic conflict between the opposing events in parliament, AFP reported citing witnesses.

The scuffle, broadcast by nationwide TV, erupted forward of the swearing-in ceremony for the legislative physique after an tried theft of a poll field throughout the vote for parliament speaker.

The conflict comes after lawmakers from Ghana’s New Patriotic Party secured 137 seats in parliament, in opposition to 136 by the opposition National Democratic Congress.

The International Monetary Fund predicts a 0.9 p.c financial hunch for the West African nation, which was badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic.


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