Benson Tongo Baba, the Member of Parliament for Talensi, will not seek re-election in the 2024 parliamentary election. The MP hopes to step down and discontinue his interest in the seat to allow others within the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to vie for the position.
This was communicated by the MP, BT Baba, when he met the leadership of the party in the Talensi area, February 19, 2023.
BT Baba mentioned that he would however continue to support the party as the parties prepares to continue to maintain the seat for the NDC and help the party recapture power at the general election.
The MP also stated that he had no favourites in the names that had emerged in their attempt to lead the party.
These were contained in a statement signed by the Talensi Communication Officer, Michael Nangena, and copied to this website.
See full statement below.
THE HON . B . T . BABA , MP FOR TALENSI CONSTITUENCY OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES HIS DECISION NOT TO CONTEST THE PARTY’S UPCOMING PARLIAMENTARY PRIMARIES .
At a Constituency Executives’ meeting held today, the 19th of February, 2023 in the party’s office at the instance of the MP, Hon. B. T. Baba, the Talensi lawmaker used the opportunity to officially inform leadership of his decision not to contest the upcoming Parliamentary Primaries when the party opened nomination for same on the 22nd February, 2023.
The MP added that his decision was based on good reason and out of a clean heart.
He however, assured leadership of his commitment to continue to discharge his duties as MP to his constituents and his party, at the Constituency, Regional and National levels till his tenure ends on 6th January, 2024.
The Hon. M.P. has also stated his resolve to give his fullest and an alloyed support to any of the aspirants who would emerge victorious in the primaries to ensure that the person together with H.E. John Mahama, wins resoundingly and convincingly in the 2024 general elections.
He equally stated unequivocally that he has no candidate or interest in who is elected to take over from him and urged all to disregard any candidate or assigns of any candidate who would seek to associate him with their campaign.
The Hon. Member of Parliament equally impressed upon the Constituency Executives to live above reproach and avoid the tendency of perching camps with any of the candidates. This, he believes would make it possible to rally the supports of all around the victor for the ultimate victory in 2024.
Finally, he extends his best wishes to all aspirants and urges all to approach their campaigns base on issues devoid of acrimony, rancour and animosity.
By: Michael Nangena
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