Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, has reiterated calls on Parliament to put in measures to protect the loss of experienced legislators through the democratic process of election.
Stressing the need for his call, Mr. Iddrissu who is seeking re-election as the Parliamentary Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for Tamale South Constituency, said “You cannot doubt the competence and experience of many of the experienced hands we are losing when it comes to the craft of law making and their dedication and commitment to duty.”
“We need to reform our primaries’ process in order to protect experience in the House,” He added.
Mr. Iddrissu expressed this in his remarks last weekend before parliament adjourned sine die to enable Members participate in the final leg of campaigning before the elections.
The House is expected to be back after the December polls, to be followed by its dissolution at midnight on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, to pave way for the Eighth Parliament on the morning of Thursday, January 7, 2021.
In his closing remarks, before the adjournment, Speaker of Parliament, Prof Aaron Michael Oquaye, noted that “The house is making adequate preparations towards the dissolution of the 7th Parliament and I urged all to work in tandem for a seamless transition.”
He was confident that the impending polls would be orderly, fair and credible; and further expressed his best wishes to MPs who are seeking re-election.
“I am confident that together, we can have an orderly, fair and credible election.”
“As the 2020 general elections approach, I wish you all the very best and I pray that our nation will be law-abiding as we know it has always been and that every official will play his or her part according to the requirements of the law of our country.”
On December 7, 2020, the Ghanaian electorate will elect a President and Members of Parliament to serve the constitutionally mandated 4- year term.