The deputy general secretary of the country’s main opposition party, NDC, Peter Otokunor has made it clear that the new candidates who are aspiring in the upcoming parliamentary primaries will give the party a big chance of controlling the legislative arm of government in the 2020 general elections, WestAfrica24.com can authoritatively report as its team monitored the interview closely.
So far, as gathered by WestAfrica24.com, Nadowli Kaleo MP, Alban Bagbin, Ketu South MP, Fifi Kwetey, Hohoe MP, Dr. Bernice Heloo, and Tamale Central MP, Inusah Fuseini are some of the top NDC politicians who have decided to not pick forms to contest in the primaries hence paving ways for new faces to possibly make it to the Ghanaian parliament.
While a section of the public fear that their voluntary withdrawal could spell doom for the National Democratic Congress, Deputy General Secretary of the party, Peter Boamah Otukonor has dispelled those fears.
Otukonor said rather that the new faces would even make it much easier for the party to gain majority in parliament in the 2020 general elections.
He said in an interview monitored by WestAfrica24.com that the voluntarily withdrawal of the MPs does not pose any threat to the party’s 2020 assured victory.
“The party would have to field new candidates and I can assure you, that looking at the quality of aspirants that we have in this election, we have no doubt that we are going to elect a very solid team to lead our party in parliament. And when it comes to winning the elections at the various constituencies, that one our chances are even more brighter because we are bringing in fresh blood.”
He also believes that the commitment that these new aspirants bring on board coupled with strengthened relationship with the grassroots will inure to the benefit of the party, come 2020.