The Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu has aimed at a dig at polling station executives of the New Patriotic Party(NPP).
In the words of the legislator, polling station executives are only good at milking aspirants seeking to represent the party.
Speaking on the just-ended party primaries on Accra-based Oman FM, he revealed that polling station executives have deviated from mastering the act of party mobilization to extortionists.
According to him, whilst only 5% of the NPP’s polling station executives do the actual work they are supposed to do, the rest do nothing.
“You don’t expect John Boadu or Sammi Awuku or Wontumi and Sam Pyne to come and go house to house… It is the polling station executives who are supposed to do that but they don’t do it. […] Even me Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu if I am doing house to house, how many houses can I enter? It is the polling station executives who must enter every house with the work of the party. But I can say 90 percent don’t do anything. They don’t add anything to the party.. They don’t help us in anyway… They only milk aspirants. It will not help us… Going forward…”
Mr. Mensa-Bonsu bemoaned the defeat of Ben Abdallah Banda, Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and Dr Assibey-Yeboah, Chairman of the Finance Committee of Parliament, as bad examples for the country’s parliamentary governance.
“Building the capacity of a Member of Parliament is not a four-year matter; it is not even an eight-year matter. The axiom is that in parliament, the longer a person stays the better he becomes.”