Some Ghanaians were shocked to see the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tema West, Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah, snatch ballot papers from the hands of a parliamentary official on Thursday morning.
In an attempt to disrupt the election process for the new Speaker, Mr Ahenkora, with lightning-fast speed, snatched some of the ballot papers on the blindside of the Parliamentary officials as the ballot was being counted.
His dash across the Floor of Parliament towards the nearest exit was, however, met with stiff resistance from his colleagues with the help of some security officials.
The ballot papers were retrieved, but only after he had suffered a few jabs from his colleagues.
As usual, social media reactions have taken the incident in Parliament to another tangent, creating memes of the legislator.
Below are some of their reactions:
Others took to their social media handle to scold the MP and make fun of his actions.
What Carlos Ahenkorah did at parliament this morning is not something to be taken lightly but since he is an MP, we will treat this as a joke and he won’t be sanctioned.
He will even receive congratulatory messages by his fellow MPs
Sad— Nsawam Michael Scofield (@OkwasiaBiNti) January 7, 2021
The way Muntaka Mubarak was vigilant,don’t try oo. Just look at the Tema West MP Carlos Ahenkorah being treated like a criminal pic.twitter.com/rLYXFWTTLP— Zoe Abu-Baidoo (@ZABaidoo) January 7, 2021
If Carlos Ahenkorah doesn’t suffer the same fate as the people who were shot during the elections for the same crime, The blood of the dead shall be upon the law enforcement in Ghana. This where I expect Journalists @garyalsmith and co to take over instead of the comics— Stephen (@supremacy7) January 7, 2021
A very short story…. Carlos Ahenkorah chop beatings early morning oooo pic.twitter.com/AKwH8vQR0j— Goddysly.😎🦅 (@iGoddy__) January 7, 2021