Alban Bagbin elected Speaker of 8th Parliament

Former Member of Parliament for Nadowli West Alban Bagbin has been elected the next Speaker of the Eighth Parliament in the Fourth Republic after a chaotic voting exercise in the chamber of parliament in the early hours of Thursday, 7 January 2020.

Bagbin is a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and has been the MP for Nadowli West constituency in the Upper West region in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th parliaments of the 4th republic of Ghana.

Bagbin announced his intentions to run for President in 2008 on the NDC ticket, but he never stood for the primaries.

He became the Majority Leader in the parliament in 2009.

Following a cabinet reshuffle in January 2010, he was appointed Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing by late President John Evans Atta Mills.

He was also Majority Leader of Parliament under President John Mahama when he succeeded Dr Benjamin Kunbuor who was appointed as the Minister of Defense.