Sports Minister Mustapha Ussif reportedly slashed with sharp object in Parliament

There was chaos in Parliament Monday night resulting in fisticuffs between Majority and Minority Members over the controversial E-Levy Bill.

Minister for Youth and Sports, Ussif Mustapha was reportedly physically assaulted by some Minority MPs during the brawl.

It all started when First Deputy Speaker Joseph Osei-Owusu who was presiding over the house decided to step down and cast his vote during a division for the consideration of the bill.

The decision of the Bakwei lawmaker was vehemently opposed by the NDC minority whose attempt to block the Second Deputy Speaker and MP for Formena, Andrew Amoako Asiamah sparked the fight amongst the Members of Parliament.

According to Kennedy Nyarko Osei, Member of Parliament for Akim Swedru, one of the Minority Members slashed the Member of Parliament for Yagaba-Kubori with an unknown sharp object during the scuffle.

Mr Nyarko Osei, a Deputy Minister for Food and Agriculture called on the security of Parliament to immediately fish out the perpetrator and met out the appropriate punishment to the culprit.

“The security outfit of Parliament must as a matter of urgency do everything possible and arrest the said MP who slashed the Sport Minister with an unknown sharp object yesterday night during the scuffles among some MPs.

“The person must be punished severely to serve as deterrent to the other unruly MPs who are in parliament just for chaos purposes. The security must use the CCTV footages and arrest the person and process him immediately to court. We can disagree on issues and even shout on each other but to slash your fellow colleague in the chamber with an object is enough criminal grounds to be convicted to serve a prison term. I pray the security are able to identify the person and immediately arrest him,” he wrote on Facebook.


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