NPP PRIMARIES: WILL THE 'METHUSELAHS' IN PARLIAMENT STAY FOREVER? - KWESI PRATT QUIZZES

The NPP Primaries comes off this Saturday, June 20, 2020 with over 100,000 delegates ready to cast their votes to elect parliamentary candidates who will contest the parliamentary elections on December 7, on the ticket of the party.


Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr.

Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr., has registered his displeasure with the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for vouching for some parliamentary aspirants to go unopposed during the party's primaries.


The NPP Primaries comes off this Saturday, June 20, 2020 with over 100,000 delegates ready to cast their votes to elect parliamentary candidates who will contest the parliamentary elections on December 7, on the ticket of the party.

Three hundred and eight (308) aspirants will contest the primaries and 47 out of the number are female aspirants. 


Twelve from the 47 female aspirants are to go unopposed while the remaining 35 will be in fierce competition with their male contenders.


Aside the female aspirants going unopposed, there are other constituencies where the sitting Members of Parliament (MPs) have no one to oppose them.


To Kwesi Pratt, this partisan trend where political parties refuse to let some sitting MPs or other parliamentary aspirants be contested is a threat to Ghana's democracy.



According to him, all eligible persons who nurse political ambitions to go into the house of legislature should be given equal opportunities to contest the parliamentary primaries and compete in the parliamentary general elections.


''Everybody went to Parliament for the first time and was voted for to go second, third and some even have gone fourth. Do you know what the person coming is bringing on board?'', he questioned.


Mr. Pratt further asked if the long-serving MPs will remain in Parliament for a lifetime.


''Will the Methuselahs in Parliament stay there forever?'' he quizzed.


Kwesi Pratt made his submissions on Peace FM's '.





Credit to Source: Peacefmonline

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