About forty (40) incumbent New Patriotic Party (NPP) Members of Parliament has lost their parliamentary primaries to new aspirants during the party’s elections. The development is big blow to ruling party since the defeated incumbents will not be part of the next Parliament after the December 7 general elections.
Many Ghanaians on social media have criticize the President Akufo-Addo that, the lost of most Members of Parliament during the party’s primaries is an indication that, the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has under performed since they came to office.
Adding to that, the Ranking Member of Foreign Affairs Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has buttresses on the criticism of social media user saying, the fallout of large number of incumbent NPP Members of Parliament is an evidence that, the NPP government led by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has performed abysmally.
He also added that, the assessment of delegates during the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary primaries is another vindication that they have achieved only 14% of their 2016 campaign promises made to Ghanaians as rated by the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The North Tongu Member of Parliament has also expressed worry and disappointment on how the NPP delegates and party supporters violated the coronavirus protocols during their parliamentary primaries. According to him, it seems like the NPP members have different set of precautionary measures in the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Below is Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa’s post.
Quite a tsunami for incumbent MPs.
While empathizing with colleagues in the House, what does this say about the internal assessment by NPP delegates about the ruling party’s performance in their respective constituencies? Another validation of the 14% scorecard?
Also, COVID-19 protocols could have been better respected. It shouldn’t be made to appear that ruling party activists have a different set of rules from everybody else. Looking forward to an uplifting parliamentary campaign of ideas.