January 22, 2024

The Dome/Kwabenya Constituency Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Ansah Larbi said the party has learnt lessons from the 2020 Parliamentary elections that resulted in a hung parliament; a situation that has created a lot of problems for them as a ruling government.

According to him they have gone back to the drawing board and realised what brought about this hung parliament, “so you noticed when we had our orphan constituency primaries, we did not have issues, everything was smooth, no agitation.”

NPP Dome/Kwabenya Secretary

“Again, if there was any agitation it was very minimal, and we are hoping same for the sitting MPs and I believe it is going to be calm throughout and that means we have learnt our lessons.”

On his thoughts on the large number of experienced MPs that would not be returning to the next parliament, he noted that he is not worried about it at all as no one was born an MP, adding that the said experienced ones also started from somewhere.

“And if you do not give an opportunity to a new one how do you see the persons experience? The old must give way to the new; the fact that you are leaving parliament does not mean you will not have the opportunity to mentor those new ones coming and the new ones coming should go to the old for that experience and is the way to go.”

He affirmed that anyone who is seeking to be MP today has nurtured that dream for a long time, “you need to start learning before you get there, he stated.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com