General News of Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Newly elected NDC Parliamentary candidate for Ketu South, Fifi Kwetey has vowed to silence lawmakers on the other side of the political divide in Parliament, the Minority New Patriotic Party (NPP) when he does enter the august House in 2013.
According to him, the NDC has remained far too “timid” by allowing the NPP to dictate every debate, adding that his heart bleeds seeing the opposition party holding sway over public discourse from the University campuses to Parliament. He was of the view that though the NDC was picking up in terms of debates, they were yet to step their game up by electing more seasoned debaters to represent them in parliament.
“Right from the inception……I couldn’t simply understand why the NDC is always too timid and allow the NPP to dominate discussions. I couldn’t just fathom it and I wasn’t able to fathom it when I was in University of Ghana. And that is the reason I entered into politics to begin with. The NPP was always dominating discussions on campus and I’m like what is happening here? And it is the same thing that has happened even after school. I became National Propaganda Secretary, purely because of that…why on earth should we always allow them to dominate discussions? I wanted to become Propaganda Secretary so that we can arm the length and breadth of the NDC that you can raise up and not let these guys dominate you,” he said.
Fifi Kwetey, who is also a Deputy Minister for Finance, beat the incumbent Member of Parliament for Ketu South, Albert Zigah, in a landslide victory to become the party’s parliamentary candidate in the upcoming December elections, by polling 403 votes while Mr. Zigah only managed a paltry 60 votes in the primaries held on Saturday.
In an interview with Radio Gold, he swanked that his presence in Parliament will definitely inure to the benefit of the NDC since he will drown out the voices of the NPP.
“I will thunder and thunder and be heard across the nation and beyond,” he said.
The outspoken deputy minister had this to say to the NPP; to watch out for him since he will be a thorn in their flesh in parliament.
“For our friends in the NPP, I can only say that they got it coming and they got it coming well. I sit in parliament as deputy minister of finance and my heart bleeds. I’m like, look at how they (NPP) are having a field day here and I can’t wait for 2013. I can’t wait to be in that house with people like Okudzeto…and hopefully A.B. Fuseini,” he stated.
In a fierce tone, Fifi Kwetey called on the NPP to brace themselves for the arrival of the “new Rambo” in Parliament next year.