Majority leader of the New Patriotic Party, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu has expressed his disheart and disdain at being the leader of the house at a time when sanity could not prevail and ‘honourables’ were reduced to street boxers
His comments come on the back of what happened yesterday night in parliament where members of parliament were involved in exchange of blows
The chaos eschewed during the voting of the much maligned e-levy, when the first deputy speaker of the house, Joe Osei Owusu stepping in for the absent speaker of parliament, Alban Bagbin, wanted to include himself during the voting process
According to the minority in parliament, the National Democratic Congress, the first deputy speaker, Joe Osei Owusu did not have the right to join in the process while he acted as the speaker of parliament in Alban Bagbin’s stead.
And speaking at the turnout of events on Peace FM’s morning show ‘kokrokoo’, Majority leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu was lost for words
“I’m sad and in a state of shock that this is what Parliament has been reduced to . . . it is sad and I am embarrassed and ashamed that I am the leader of the House; that this is my Parliament . . . that if there’s no understanding, things should end up in fisticuffs.
“I have no apologies to anybody . . . it was embarrassing; I’m embarrassed, utterly shocked . . . what happened was unacceptable; I’m scandalized,” he told Kwami Sefa Kayi.