The Member of Parliament for Kumbugu constituency in the Northern region, Mr Ras Mubarak has advised the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) not put up a candidate for the Ayawaso West Wuogon seat.
His appeal follows the demise of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for the area, Mr Kyeremanten Agyarko.
The NDC MP reacting to the demise of the MP said: “we should have an agreement amongst ourselves that if a sitting MP dies, the party from which he was an MP should select a candidate to serve his remaining term.”
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) legislator had gone to the United States to seek medical care after doctors at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra determined an undisclosed medical condition.
His post on the official Facebook page read: do not think the NDC or any other party should put up a candidate for Hon. Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko‘s vacant seat. We should have a convention/agreement amongst ourselves that if a sitting MP dies, the party from which he was an MP should select a candidate to serve his remaining term. It saves the country and the parties resources. Democracy can be made less expensive. It all depends on us
Mr. Agarko, who was married with seven children, had been the MP for the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency since 2012 after he replaced the current Chief of Staff, Frema Osei Opare as MP for the area.
The late MP was a pharmacist and a politician born on December 10, 1957 at Odumase Krobo in the Eastern Region of Ghana.