The longest serving member of Parliament in Ghana Rt. Hon. Alban S.K Bagbin has bowed out of the NDC Parliamentary primaries contest in the Nadowli/Kaleo Constituency.
The Nadowli/Kaleo political giant opted out of the contest in fulfilment of a pledge he made in 2015 to the effect that 2016 election was going to be his last term in Parliament.
Addressing his supporters, Hon Bagbin who is widely regarded as the Ghana Parliament “Mugabe” expressed gratitude and thanked his teeming supporters for their loyalty and support and urged them to rally behind whoever wins the primaries to enable the party retain the seat for the NDC.
The 2nd Deputy Speaker used the ocassion to pledge his unflinching support to the party in both the parliamentary and presidential campaign of the NDC.
The lawmaker is the longest serving member of Parliament in Ghana belonging to the Minority NDC in Parliament and served his party as the Minority Leader from 2001 to 2008 and later served as the Majority Leader in Parliament later part of the John Dramani Mahama’s regime.
Prior to that, the Nadowli/Kaleo political giant had held portfolios of Minister of Works and Housing, and Minister of Health respectively in the administration of the Late Prof John Evans Atta Mills.
Meanwhile nine persons have picked the nomination forms at the Nadowli/Kaleo Constituency to replace the 2nd Deputy Speaker in Parliament.
They are as follows: (1)Martin Lucas Kunbampuo, (2) Romanus Gyang (3)Dr.Camyata Baezie (4)Eric Dakura (5)Anthony Sumah (6) Vitus Mwinyuri (7)David Jawara (8)Awudu Mumuni and Salifu Dumba.
Mr ASK Bagbin promised to support any of them that emerged victorious at the Constituency primaries.
Source: Kwesi Coomson, Parliament