A total of eleven (11) Members of Parliament (MPs) decided to retire from Parliament, thus did not content in the 2020 parliamentary elections to represent their constituencies in the 8th Parliament of the 4th Republic.
These eleven former Members of Parliament(MPs) who decided to bow out of parliament on their own volition are from both sides: the New Patriotic Party(NPP) and the National Democratic Congress(NDC).
From the NPP side, here are the retiring MPs:
- Anthony Akoto Osei: He is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tafo Pankrono in the Ashanti Region. The former banker represented his constituency for three consecutive terms in parliament before dropping the baton to carry on the race. He was succeeded by Vincent Ekow Assafuah of the NPP.
- Kwabena Appiah-Pinkrah: He is the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Akrofuom constituency in the Ashanti Region. The 73-year-old former consultant represented his constituency for three consecutive terms before he decided not to run again. He was succeeded by Alex Blankson of the NPP.
- Ziblim Iddi: He is the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Gushegu Constituency in the Northern Region. The 53-year-old educationist represented his constituency for one term in office as MP. He was succeeded by Alhassan Tampuli Sulemana of the NPP.
- Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey: He is the member of parliament(MP) for the Anyaa Sowutuom constituency in the Greater Accra Region. The 57 year old former journalist represented her constituency for two consecutive terms as Member of Parliament and was succeeded by Dr. Dickson Adomako Kissi of the NPP.
Retiring MPs from the NDC side are:
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