Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Sam George, has replied to claims that Members of Parliament are professionals.
According to the MP, they cannot be described as professionals because there is no other profession in the world in which people are elected into.
George said MPs have their own professions before venturing into politics, hence politics cannot be their profession.
Sam George made a post on Facebook detailing this issue following the recent barring of a law student, Ama Governor, from joining the bar over her breaches of the profession’s code of conduct.
Sam George wrote: “All MPs have their own professions or trades before being elected. Professionals are NOT elected! They go through a set training regime with rules and practices and are guided by same.
“How very educated people see being an MP as a profession is shocking? Do Lawyers, Doctors, Engineers, Architects and other professionals have to keep renewing their professional calls periodically? It is this thinking that makes MPs think their seats are their properties. Under no circumstances should any person see his position as an MP as a profession. All MPs have their own professions or trades before being elected. Professionals are NOT elected! They go through a set training regime with rules and practices and are guided by same.
“Can anyone show me the training program set up to become an MP? How can a position which is ONLY achieved by other people deciding you are worthy to represent them become a profession? I am still shocked at how many people think on these streets. God help us all. Cheers. ????????????” his post read.