Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Election Programming, have condemned the level of indiscipline shown by Members of Parliament-elect in the election of Mr Alban Bagbin as the Speaker of the 8th Parliament.
The CSOs note, ” the scenes witnessed from Parliament by Ghanaians and played out before the international community, betray our political leaders’ proclamations, and expressed commitments, to democratic principles, the rule of law and the pursuit of the public interest.”
The group further condemned in no certain terms the invitation of armed military personnel to the floor of Parliament at the height of the disorder in Parliament.
“The presence of Military in the Chamber of Parliament was an extremely low point in the proceedings of Parliament. It reflects a recent pattern of excessive use of the Armed forces to deal with civilian matters,” the group noted.
The CSOs admonished that going forward, members of both sides of Parliament develop a culture of meditation, negotiation and compromise.
Read below details of the press statement of the CSOs: