Former President John Dramani Mahama condemned the act of military men invading the chamber of parliament during the election of Speaker of Parliament on Thursday.
The NDC flagbearer, who is challenging the outcome of the December election, also condemned the ballot snatching incident involving Tema West Carlos Ahenkorah.
Mahama added this in his congratulatory message to Alban Bagbin on his election as the Speaker of the 8th Parliament of the 4th Republic.
“Congratulations Rt. Hon. Alban Sumani Kingsford Bagbin on your election as the Speaker of the 8th Parliament of the 4th Republic”, he wrote on his Facebook page on Thursday.
“The attempt to snatch ballot papers by the MP-elect for Tema West and the invasion of the Chamber by armed military personnel are images one had never expected to see in our 4th Republican Parliament.
“The recent use of the military in civil democratic processes has become a major worry and gives the impression that this administration is continually seeking to resurrect the exorcised ghosts of our military past. Parliament must conduct an investigation into the two incidents and exact appropriate sanctions”, he stated.