Speaker of Parliament Edward Doe Adjaho on Tuesday, July 14 swore in the newly elected Member for Talensi Constituency Benson Tongo Baba.
Parliament swears in Talensi MP, BT Baba
BT Baba's votes represent 42.31 per cent of the valid votes cast
The swearing-in was the first exercise conducted before proceedings on Tuesday.
The Talensi seat became vacant after Robert Nachinab Mosore was enskinned as the Paramount Chief of Tongo.
According to figures from the Electoral Commission, Mr. Baba, a former head of the Ghana Prisons Service, polled 10,366 votes to emerge winner.
BT Baba's votes represent 42.31 per cent of the valid votes cast.
Mr. Baba first took the oath of office and then the parliamentary oath.
Deputy Minority Chief Whip Ignatius Baffour Awuah on behalf of the Minority congratulated the former chairman of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC), urging him to carry out his work in a neutral manner.
He says as an MP, Mr. Baba also has a national duty and urged him to work extra hard especially if he would have to seek re-election.
Majority Leader Alban Sumana Bagbin, who was in Talensi to campaign for Mr. Baba, said the new MP has distinguished himself in public life from a senior prisons officer to Director General of the Ghana Prisons Service.
Mr. Bagbin said Mr. Baba has only few months to show his mettle and advised him not to disappoint his people.
He, however, asked for an unqualified condemnation of the violence that characterised the by-election.
The Speaker also welcomed Mr Baba, charging him that the work of Parliament is not only in the chamber but also at the committee level.
Mr. Doe Adjaho advised him to be diligent in his work and show readiness to serve all and not only those who voted for him.
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