Member of Parliament for the Suame Constituency, Chairman of the 8th Parliament’s NPP caucus, Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, brimming with anger at attempts to link him to the notorious incident of snatching ballot paper that rocked the House almost a week ago.
To him, only “sick minds” can accuse the Hon. The episode of Carlos Ahenkorah, which took place in Parliament during the Ghanaian 8th Parliament Speaker’s vote.
After being ‘arrested’ by Hon. Muntaka for snatching ballot papers during counting after MPs voted to elect a Speaker for the 8th Parliament, the Tema West MP has come under strong criticism.
A video went viral after that failed attempt that painted the image that Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu was either the mastermind behind the inglorious actions of the Tema West MP or that he was aware of what the latter planned to do.
He noticed that while his eyes were focused on the sorting and counting of the ballot peppers, he explained what happened in parliament on Okay Fm’s Ade Akye Abia program, Hon. Carlos Ahenkorah approached him asking if, without a war, the NPP leadership would allow the NDC to steal the speakership role from them.
…I didn’t know what Hon. Carlos Ahenkorah was up to, even though I had called him on the parliament floor and told him to do so (to go away from me)…
“Hon. I asked. To stay away from me and tell those things, Carlos Ahenkorah, so I’m shocked that everyone thinks that I’m the one who encouraged him to participate in what he did. It’s just a sick mind who’s going to think that way,’ he noted.
Johnson Asiedu Nketia, the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), publicly accused Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu of instructing Carlos Ahenkorah to steal the parliamentary ballot papers.
A day after the incident, speaking at the Party press conference, he said in viral videos, “you could see Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu talking to Carlos Ahenkorah seconds before the ballot papers grabbing incident.”
When asked how he seemed to know what Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu was saying to Carlos Ahenkorah, Aseidu Nketia gave a strange response, because there was no sound from the viral video.
“I am a master of sign languages so I know what he was saying. When someone is gesticulating, I know what they mean,” he said.
Source: Peace FM