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Loss of experience, cause for concern for NPP after 40 MPs fell in Parliamentary primaries – John Boadu

The General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) is worried after some 40 MPs lost their bid to represent the party in the December 7, elections.

John Boadu is concerned that the party and Parliament will lose the experience these legislators have gained from their years of service.

The party has also invested to develop the capacity of the lawmakers and enough returns have not been derived from such investments, Mr. Boadu told Joy FM’s Super Morning Show Monday.

Speaking to Winston Amoah, the NPP chief scribe, said some of the losers “have stood on our ticket, some of them two some of them three and some of them four times and have acquired experience in parliament and managing the constituency.

“We have invested by way of getting them courses, some of the courses outside the country.

“We have invested by way of getting them closer to governance issues and acquiring experience over a period of time.”

Mr. Boadu, however, added that that acquired experience can be channeled into other sectors of governance like government appointments “but that parliamentary aspect is lost.”

In Saturday’s primaries, big names such as Dr. Mark Assibey-Yeboah, the Chairman of Parliament’s Finance Committee was kicked out.

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