This seem to be a side attraction to the chaos that ensued on the floor of Ghana’s parliament on Wednesday when legislators voted to choose the next speaker of the 8th parliament of the 4th Republic.
The side attraction is, female MP elect, Hon. Ursula Owusu found in a viral photo sitting on the laps of his male opposition colleague, Hon. Mintah Akandoh.
Explaining what happened at the Ghana’s parliament, a journalist, Ndume Green wrote on his Facebook page, saying : “the former Minister of Communications and MP Hon. Ursula Owusu found no seat so she had to sit on the lap of opposition NDC MP Hon. Mintah Akandoh, with her naturally endowed bakasi peninsula.
“I hear when Hon. Akandoh was asked on live TV why he didn’t prevent Hon. Ursula Owusu from sitting on his laps, he responded, ” oh no, I am a gentleman”.
However, the male lawmaker, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh, the Member of Parliament for Juaboso Constituency in the Western Region in Ghana has explained why he allowed the NDC MP, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful to sit on his laps in a rare photo that went viral.
In his explanation, Hon. Akandoh said: “When the NPP MPs came in, they saw that we were on the right side so they went to the left but Ursula refused.
Cletus Avoka was sitting down and decided to go to the washroom, by the time he came back Ursula had taken his seat.
We tried to persuade her but she declined. She also left the seat and I sat on it. When she came she just sat on my lap.
She didn’t say anything to me, she just sat and I didn’t say anything”, he explained.
Ursula Owusu-Ekuful is a lawyer, women’s rights activist and a Ghanaian parliamentarian representing Ablekuma West constituency. She has been the Minister of Communications for Ghana since the assumption of power by the New Patriotic Party in January 2017.
Kwabena Mintah Akandoh is a Ghanaian politician and member of the Seventh Parliament of the Fourth Republic of Ghana representing the Juaboso Constituency in the Western Region on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress.