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General News of Sunday, 11 August 2019

Source: Peace FM

We can't have only first-timers in Parliament - MP

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Trobu Constituency has sided with reports that Parliament intends to support incumbent MPs to retain their seats in their various constituencies.

Parliament has hinted it would offer support to sitting MPs on both the tickets of the NDC and NPP in their parliamentary primaries.

The Majority Leader and NPP MP for Suame, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu made the announcement just before parliament rose on Friday for its long recess.

“Mr. Speaker, as we are all aware, our brothers in the NDC will be going for their primaries all things being equal on August 24 and for us in Parliament we have put some arrangements in place to ensure that many of our colleagues in the NDC come back triumphantly and represent their party in the general elections,” he said.

Speaking to this in an interview on Neat FM, Moses Anim said "in this competitive world, we can't let Parliament go like that; that it will be only first-timers in Parliament as majority; that will not be good. we can't undermine experience. the attrition rate here is too high and it is not helping our parliament. we are not against new ones coming to Parliament however experience cannot be sacrificed"

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