Majority Leader Called Armed Soldiers Into Parliament During Speakership Vote

Several months after the invasion of Parliament of armed soldiers, reports have emerged that Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, was the one who called in the soldiers.

Mr. Kyei Mensah Bonsu is reported as admitting the call-in, something that has been described as a coup d’etat on Parliament.

He is reported to have justified his actions by saying that on the fateful day, discipline had broken down in Parliament with the Marshall of Parliament overwhelmed.

Realizing that the Marshall was helpless, he prompted him on two occasions to call in external forces to help maintain law and order in the Chamber of the House, he told the Parliamentary press corps.

The Majority Leader is reported as saying that after his first prompting the Marshall called in some policemen but since they could not quell the situation, he prompted the Marshall a second time to bring in the army, whereupon, armed military men stormed the Chamber.

It has been said that the invasion of the Chamber of Parliament but armed military officers were coupist with many calling for the sanctioning of whoever was behind it.

Per the Standing Orders of the Legislature, invading the Chamber with weapons amounts to a coup.

But the Majority Leader is reported as saying that those who claim his actions were coupist were only basking in a figment of their own imagination.

What is interesting however is that it took so long for Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu to own up to being the man who called in the Military.


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