The Member of Parliament for Akim Oda, Alexander Akwasi Acquah is confident the New Patriotic Party would reclaim most of its lost seats in the 2024 general elections.
The party suffered some shocking outcomes in the 2020 parliamentary elections losing a number of seats to the rival political party the National Democratic Congress (NDC) resulting in a hung 8th parliament with 137 seats from both sides with one independent MP who was originally from the NPP.
But the Akim Oda MP believes the party is well-placed this time round to recapture all those lost seats to give the party an absolute majority in the next parliament.
On the issue of a high number of the experienced lawmakers from the ruling government not returning to the house either because they have decided not to contest again or contested but the bid to represent the party, he noted that the near hung parliament also created the opportunity for some of them who are first timer lawmakers to serve in some of the Committees in his case as vice chairman of the Committee on Trade and Industry. Thus, he has been exposed to the rudiments of parliamentary practice.
He explained that there is still time for the supposed first-timers currently in parliament to tap into the experience of the old ones and be ready for the task ahead.
Mr. Akwasi Acquah said personally he has made it a task from now until the end of the lifespan of the current parliament to tap into the experience of the more experiences lawmakers and ensure that he fits into their shoes.