February 13, 2019
First Deputy Majority Whip, Matthew Nyindam has observed that almost all Ghana’s by-elections have been characteristically bloody.

This, he said does not augur well for the country’s democratic credentials and image in the international community.

The Kpandai Member of Parliament cited the incidences of Chereponi, Talensi and the recent Ayawaso West Wuogon by-elections as cases in point.

He was deeply concerned that by-elections have not helped the country hence the time has come for a national discourse on the right approach to manage vacant seats that may warrant by-elections.

He proposed that the party that lost a sitting Member of Parliament should be allowed to just choose a replacement since the whole party machinery of political parties always focus on the affected constituency with its attendant issues.

Christian Kpesese/ ghanamps.com