NDC strategising to replace ‘old guards’ in parliament

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is preparing an army of competent professionals to replace experienced legislators exiting Parliament in 2020.

For the first time in 28 years, the NDC will have to field new candidates to represent some constituencies.

Most of their experienced politicians, including the country’s longest-serving Member of Parliament (MP) for Nadowli/Kaleo West Constituency, Alban Bagbin, will not return to the august house.

Four others, Richard Quashigah, MP for Keta, Clement Humado, MP for Anlo, Fifi Kwetey, MP for Ketu South and Dr Mrs Bernice Heloo, MP for Hohoe will also not seek re-election.

The exit of the experienced legislators, according to political pundits, will create a vacuum in the Minority caucus in Parliament but the NDC is not bothered about the exit of the MPs because they have a workable plan.

Peter Boamah Otokunor, the Deputy General Secretary of the NDC, insisted that they have vibrant people to replace them saying, “We are not worried about the exit of the experienced MPs since we have vibrant and hardworking replacements to beef our strength in parliament.

“The new young men and women will give the New Patriotic Party (NPP) MPs a run for their money because the new candidates are not political neophytes, we have competent men and women to help our leaders keep government on its toes,” he touted. -adomonline.com

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