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The Head of Political Science at the University of Education Winneba, Dr. Isaac Brako says the posture of the ruling New Patriotic Party ahead of its Parliamentary Primaries is denying a lot of aspirants the access to challenge incumbent MPs which in his view is an attempt to undermine the country's democracy.

According to him,party delegates seeking to contest bigwigs in the party are facing growing challenges in acquiring the nomination forms.

Information monitored by SilverNEWS on myjoyonline,the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joseph Osei-Owusu, the Majority Leader Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu as well as the Education Minister Matthew Opoku Prempeh and seven others could go unopposed in the NPP parliamentary primaries.

One of them, Akwasi Amofa Agyemang who is seeking to unseat the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament had to travel to Accra on Wednesday in search of nomination forms.

Similar cases are happening in some constituencies including Juaben, Mampong and others.

The Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has stressed that it would be suicidal for the NPP to allow aspirants to contest him and some key others.

Dr. Isaac Brako who spoke to Nana Ampratwum on SilverFM's OmanbapaSHOW said,

''As a country with constitutional rule and multi-party democracy in our political dispensation, it is prudent we ensure democracy and the rule of law in every corner we find ourselves''

''Ghana returned to constitutional rule and multi-party democracy after a topsy-turvy eight military regimes from 1966 to 1982 ''

''So every individual who intends to contest in any election has the right to do so''

''And NPP as a centre-right and liberal conservative party in Ghana since the democratization of Ghana in 1992 should not deny its members the right to contest in any election''




Last modified on Thursday, 30 January 2020

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