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NPP Primaries: “An empty barrel” is trying to contest me – Majority Leader belittles opponent

Member of Parliament(MP) for Suame and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu is confident of winning the parliamentary primary in the Suame Constituency, wondering why John Darko whom he defeated in 2015 is still in the race against him,  and is making “noise” about his chances to unseat him, MyNewsGh.com reports.

Speaking to the media on the parliamentary primaries of New Patriotic Party(NPP)which would be held on April 25, 2020,  one of the country’s longest serving lawmakers declared that his opponents had no way of beating him in the election and were merely making noise.

“A certain John Darko wants to have some relevance to himself. He contested me the other time and garnered about 56 votes. So I don’t know why he is making noise. As it is said, empty barrels make the most noise. I am concentrating on what I need to do in Parliament, for the party and for Parliament as an institution,” he stated

There have been calls for persons who occupy key positions such as the Majority leader and the first deputy speaker of Parliament to not be contested so that they can concentrate on their work for Parliament and the party.

But the calls have yielded no results since several of these key officials are being contested.

In Suame, Mr Mensah Bonsu is being contested by John Darko and Dr Amoako Tuffuor who is a member of the party’s national council as well as a founding member of the NPP.

In 2015, Mr Kyei Mensah Bonsu who has been in Parliament since 1997 beat his main rival John Darko, who polled 66 votes by pulling 283 votes

The other contenders in the election were Kojo Gyamfi and Richard Boadi had 89 and 54 votes respectively.

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