Absence of long-serving MP's in Parliament would be a problem to the House - Minority

Absence of long-serving MP's in Parliament would be a problem to the House - Minority

- Most members of the minority side in Parliament have expressed worry over the exit of thE old MPs in parliament

- It has emerged that most long standing members of parliament are said to have not pick nomination forms to seek re-election

- Others have explained that their decision not to contest is in fulfillment of their promise to stay for just two terms

Some members of the Minority side in Parliament have expressed worry about the decision by some of their senior colleagues not to file for re-election.

It emerged after the filing of nominations for aspiring candidates for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) which closed over the weekend that some experienced MPs including Alban Bagbin, Fiifi Kwetey, and Inusah Fuseini would not contest the party’s primaries.

Others have also explained that their decision not to contest is in fulfilment of their promise to stay for two terms.

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Speaking to Citi News on the recent development, some minority MPs said the situation would lead to loss of experience in the House.

“Parliament is going to lose the experience of people like Alban Bagbin who has no co-equal in terms of legislative activities in Ghana. So long as Ghana is concerned, since pre-colonial to colonial times and pre-independence to independence times, he is the longest-serving MP in the history of the West Africa sub-region. [To spend], 28 years in parliament, it has never happened before,” one legislator said.

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Some four National Democratic Congress (NDC) Members of Parliament (MPs) in the Volta Region including former Deputy Finance Minister and Ketu South MP, Fifi Fiavi Kwetey did not pick up nomination forms to contest in the party’s parliamentary primaries.

The others are Richard Quashigah, MP for Keta, Clement Kofi Humado, MP for Anlo, and Dr Bernice Adiku Heloo, MP for Hohoe.

The Member of Parliament for Tamale Central and former Minister for Roads and Highways, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini also failed to pick nomination forms to contest in the NDC parliamentary primaries.

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