The Minority Chief Whip and Current Member of Parliament has expressed concerns about the party position on executives going unopposed.
He says electing party executives every four years is not healthy for the party as it mostly turn chaotic and that is not in the interest of the NDC.
According the lawmaker, the process of choosing executives should not always be through election and does not mean the party should change everything.
“Democracy doesn’t mean that we should just go and change everything, unless there is an issue. [It may be that] the person is old, sick or may have broken away from the party. So when you have a constituency like Asawase where there is a lot of hostility that’s where there is a lot of difficulty. If you just open up for a contest, you destroy the constituency,” he said.
He added that, knowing the nature of politics in Asawase, he hopes the party is able to resolve any challenges going into the 2024 election.
“I am only praying that we overcome whatever challenges we are facing as a party, but this is not healthy. When you advice and people don’t listen whether you win or lose do you want me to take your advice, too?” he asked.
The member of parliament made these comment at the just ended constituency elections in his constituency.
It is believed that executive he supported lost their seats in the contest, a development that some people in the constituency says does not bode well for the lawmaker.
The election was supervised by the Electoral commission under a tense atmosphere and heavy security since that constituency has been noted to have volatile atmosphere during elections.
The results showed the incumbent chairman, Musa Abubakar losing to Faisal Dauda who polled 946 votes to win the chairmanship position.