Two-time Parliamentarian and Chairman of the Finance Committee in Parliament, Dr. Mark Assibey-Yeboah has said that losing an election is not that painful, adding that he sees nothing wrong if the delegates didn’t want him to represent his constituency as the Member of Parliament(MP) again.
Dr. Assibey-Yeboah lost the New Juabeng South Parliamentary elections to Michael Okyere-Baafi, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Free Zones Authority whom he contested for the second time.
“This is a democracy, I’m saying you put yourself as a representative and if the people don’t want you to represent them, I don’t see anything wrong with that. You see losing elections is not that something painful”, he pointed out in an interview on an Accra-based radio station monitored by MyNewsGh.com
Furthermore, he said “We have a constituency with 100,000 registered voters; you’ve had the opportunity to be an MP for two terms [8 years], they are saying give way for a new face, so be it.”
On whether, the party should have protected him because he plays a critical role for the party at the legislature, he said “I don’t believe in protection, I believe in competitive elections and so what has happened in New Juaben South is welcome, because if I had been protected then it means the party will have denied Michael Okyere Baafi the opportunity to go to parliament, who is actually the darling boy of the constituent now.”
“So, let’s go into contention and see the voices of the people will be heard”, he added.