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Exit of experienced MPs could threaten Parliament’s capacity –Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu warns

Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, the Majority Leader, expressed his “worries” regarding the New Patriotic Party, the Ghanaian Parliament, and the nation’s democracy in light of the departure of numerous seasoned members of parliament.

“The longer a person stays in parliament, the better the performance of that person”, the Suame MP who voluntarily opted out of this year’s race, told state-own GTV.

He maintained that an MP’s duration in the legislature benefits the parliament, the MP’s party, and Ghana’s democracy.

“Which is why what is happening certainly cannot be good”, Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu decried, in reference to the defeat of 28 NPP MPs in the governing party’s parliamentary primaries and 16 in the main opposition National Democratic Congress’ primaries.

“And I think that the parties, especially NPP and NDC, need to do some serious introspection about what is going on – this constant peeling of MPs,” he said.

Along with Mr. Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, seventeen other sitting NPP MPs chose to not run for office.