Member of Parliament for Juaboso constituency, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh has said he never consented to a colleague in Parliament, Ursula Owusu, sitting on his lap.
This incident took place amidst confusion in the Parliamentary Chamber during the early hours Thursday at the dissolution of the 7th Parliament of the Republic of Ghana.
There was chaos in the House after MPs from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) side occupied the seats meant for their majority colleagues.
So when the New Patriotic Party (NPP) MPs walked in, they moved to the minority section.
Explaining the scenario to JoyNews’ Winston Amoah and Evans Mensah, Mr Akandoh said MP for Ablekuma West, Ursula Owusu refused to sit with her party and moved to the other side.
“We sat at the majority side, the right-hand side of where the speaker sits. So when they came in, all of them moved to the minority, the left side and sat down. Ursula refused to go to that side,” he said.
He further explained that when Mrs Owusu got up from the seat to go to the bathroom, he went to occupy that seat.
“…And when she came back, she sat on my lap. She just sat on my lap. I didn’t want to touch her.”
He said his wife has not commented on the incident yet stressing he was not at fault for the incident.
“She sat on my lap. I didn’t sit on her lap. My wife should be complaining and not her husband.”
He added that he didn’t want to touch her to avoid “meeting her with a little force.