Decision by some MPs to bow out good for democracy – Asiedu Nketia

Johnson Asiedu Nketia, the General Secretary for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has observed that the decision by some of the experienced Members of Parliament (MPs) to bow out of the race for Parliamentary seats should not be seen as bad, rather should be seen as good for the democratic dispensation.

According to him, despite the fact that those MPs are experienced, those arguing on that line should countenance their argument with the fact that others must also be given the opportunity to serve and described the decision by the MPs as good for democracy.

“Those who have decided not to contest must be commended for their service to the party and the nation as a whole, using myself as an example, I was a legislator but after I decided to take a bow from parliament, I took another job and have since become my party’s chief scribe. The legislators who have decided to take a bow from parliament will have the opportunity to serve in different capacities politically,” Mr Nketia assured.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the country’s longest-serving MP for Nadowli/Kaleo Constituency, Alban Bagbin is leaving parliament and in the Volta region, four MPs have also not picked nomination forms to contest in the parliamentary primary.

They are Richard Quashigah, MP for Keta; Clement Kofi Humado, MP for Anlo; Fiifi Kwetey MP for Ketu South and Dr Bernice Heloo, MP for Hohoe. However, some political analysts have claimed that the decision by those MPs not to seek re-election can affect the fortunes of the NDC in future elections. -rainbowradioonline.com

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