The story of the selection of a leader is never new to individuals especially Ghanaians, but the selection of a disciplined leader, right for the job is yet to be discovered after the display of Indiscipline at the 8th parliament on Thursday 7th of January 2021.
The thought of the need to amend the constitution to reflect the 21st Century Ghana was highlighted as, Ghana experienced an equal split of parliamentary seats which also resulted in chaos for the selection of a Speaker at the 8th Parliament.
Ghanaians were shocked and disappointed at the people they selected as leaders, as they displayed a whole Gallery of Indiscipline.
The outburst of Indiscipline erupted when the Clerk of Parliament, Cyril Kwabena Oteng Nsiah, barred the NDC MP-elect for Assin North, James Gyakye Quayson from taking part in the election process following an injunction slapped on the legislator.
This decision did not go down well with the NDC MPs who accused the Clerk of being bias.
They insisted that, because the MP-elect had not been served with the injunction documents, the Clerk should allow him take part in the voting process; a request that was turned down after a heated debate.
This follows with the Member of Parliament-elect for Asawase constituency, Mubarak Mohammed Muntaka,snatching a ballot box meant for secret voting in Parliament with concerns raised by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Caucus over the sanctity of the secret ballot for the election of the Speaker of Parliament.
Per the above, evidentially In accordance with Article 104 (4) of the 1992 Constitution and Standing Order 9 (1) it demands that the election of the Speaker shall be done by secret ballot.
The NDC Members of Parliament were unhappy with the New Patriotic Party MPs displaying their ballots to their leadership although the voting was to be a secret one.
This comes after the MPs- elects for the 8th Parliament were to begin the voting process to elect a new Speaker of Parliament.
The total chaos and display of Indiscipline from both sides in Parliament led to the invasion of military personnel in the chamber.
This follows a stand-off between the Members of Parliament on both sides of the political divide- the National Democratic Congress and the New Patriotic Party, with regard to disagreements over a secret ballot being conducted by the Clerk of Parliament for the selection of a Speaker for the 8th Parliament.
The voting process was truncated several times due to misunderstanding as several efforts by the Marshals of Parliament and the Police to have the process take-off smoothly failed.
Furthermore, the Member of Parliament for Tema West, Carlos Ahenkorah did the unexpected, when he snatched uncounted ballot papers during the counting of ballot papers for the Speaker of Parliament elections.
The Question now to Ghanaians is, who do we vote as leaders to lead and make decisions for us as a Country?
God bless Our homeland and make us Great and strong without Indiscipline leaders