General News of Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Mr Alban Bagbin, MP for Nadowli West constituency, has indicated that parliamentary work is not meant for just anybody, noting that although there were several professors in the House, they had not been loud in enough to make the desired impact.
Mr Bagbin, who is also the Minister of Health, was addressing students in his area when he launched his re-election bid for Parliament.
Advising the students to not let anybody deceive them with university degrees, the for Majority Leader said the professors who get into politics lose their fondness for speaking, describing many as 'mumus' - people who cannot talk.
“We have so many professors in Parliament, very many professors but many of them are 'mumus' (dumb), so Parliament is a different ball game.”
He prayed for the day when parliamentary proceedings would be telecast live to expose such professors.
“And very soon we are going to put a channel on Parliament, so that you can also see the performance of your MPs and properly assess them, and [so that you] don’t allow all charlatans to try and talk about becoming MPs.”
Joy News’ Upper West Regional correspondent, Rafiq Salaam said Mr. Bagbin, who is seeking to go to Parliament for the six consecutive term would be campaigning on the slogan: Bagbin: the longer, the better.
He touted his achievement in the constituency, stressing that ever since the people gave him the mandate to represent them in the august House, he has “never done anything to disgrace" them.
He said: “It is not because I am the best in this constituency, I have never been the best but at least since I have been an MP, I have held high the flag of Nadowli constituency, since I have been an MP I have marketed Nadowli West, Nadowli district to the whole world.”