- The Majority Leader in Parliament, Osei-Kyei Mensah Bonsu has revealed that it would be deadly for the New Patriotic Party(NPP) to allow other persons to contest him
- According to him, due to the nature of their jobs in Accra, they hardly found time to visit their constituencies to interact with their constituents
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The Majority Leader in Parliament, Osei-Kyei Mensah Bonsu has revealed that it would be deadly for the New Patriotic Party(NPP) to allow other persons to contest him and others in the party’s upcoming parliamentary primaries.
The majority leader in an interview said the NPP would do itself a great disservice if it allows persons such as himself, the First Deputy Speaker and the Minister of Education to be contested.
According to him, due to the nature of their jobs in Accra, they hardly find time to visit their constituencies to interact with them.
“The Majority Leader will not be contested because of what he’s doing for the party and for Parliament. The First Deputy Speaker as well and also the Minister for Education.
The practical situation is that because of what they are doing they are not able to find space to visit their constituencies often and because of that, you allow somebody to go and scavenge at the backyard of those people. I think it will be most unfortunate and it will be suicidal for the government,” he said.
The NPP is slated to hold its Parliamentary Primaries on Saturday, April 25, 2020, in constituencies where it has sitting MPs.
In a related development, former New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential aspirant, Francis Addai Nimoh has accused the executives of the party in the Mampong constituency of frustrating his efforts to pick up nomination forms to contest the parliamentary primaries.
In a letter addressed to the party’s regional executives, Addai Nimoh said the Mampong constituency executives are deliberately scheming to prevent him from contesting the primaries.
He, however, appealed to the party authorities to intervene.
In his appeal letter dated Tuesday, January 28, 2020, Mr Addai Nimoh said on Saturday, January 25, 2020, when he made contact with the constituency chairman, Luther Asare, to buy his forms, he was told all three sets of forms received on behalf of Mampong Constituency had been sold.
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