I was sleeping when MPs were fighting in parliament over e-levy — Alban Bagbin

Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament, Rt. Hon Alban Sumana Bagbin says he was asleep when a fight ensued between the Majority and Minority caucuses in Parliament over controversial electronic levy (e-levy) bill.

Speaking in an interview on Moomeen Tonight on GBC, Mr. Bagbin revealed that he only woke up to see the whole incident on social media.

“I left Parliament after I sent my closing remarks for the day, that’s the session, through my usher to the First Deputy Speaker. So I have given notice I will not be around to read my closing remarks and I left to my house.

“Because I was so tired, later I put off my phone and fell in the bed and slept. It was after 12 pm (that) my wife woke me up to take my dinner and then after that I decided to go through social media and there I found out that the Honourable members I left in the house dishonoured themselves by exchanging blows,” he stated.