Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Hon. Kennedy Agyapong has asked officials of the governing NPP in the Ashanti Region to desist from preventing people from contesting incumbent Members of Parliament.
According to him, the party needs a succession plan and therefore preventing people from contesting incumbent lawmakers will not augur well for the party.
He indicated that as a party that claims to uphold democracy, preventing people from contesting is in contravention with the principles of the party.
The lawmaker, however, mentioned that he is against people who do not work for the party but come back after four years and want to be voted into power.
He noted that such people are a threat to the party and there is the need to do away with them by disqualifying them.
Speaking on indispensable lawmakers like Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, Kennedy indicated that such a brain cannot be made to leave Parliament because of his rich experience.
He said such persons should be allowed to be contested but party officials can adopt some “mafia” tactics” so he can win over his contenders.