Member of Parliament for Kumbungu constituency in the Northern region, Ras Mubarak is urging all the political parties not to ‘put up’ a candidate to contest the the Ayawaso West Wuogon parliamentary seat should there be a by-election.
His comment follows the death of the MP for the constituency, Mr Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko.
According to him, there should be some agreement to allow the political party which has lost an MP to just select a candidate to serve his remaining term.
“I 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 or 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” he said on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen Thursday.
Hon Kyerematen died at a hospital in the United States of America after a long battle with illness.
The former Chief Executive Officer of the Food and Drugs Board (FDB) now FDA, was born on 10 December 1957 at Odumase Krobo in the Eastern Region.
He was also the Chairperson of the Environment, Science and Technology Committee of Parliament and once served on the Government’s Assurance and Health Committees.
The late pharmacist-turned-politician obtained a BSc In Pharmacy at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in 1982. He was aged 60.