General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu has noted that perhaps, the National Executive Committee and the National Council must consider banning Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and Managing Directors (MDs) from contesting incumbent Members of Parliament in the next general elections.
According to him, this will help the Party in retaining Parliamentary seats to increase the party’s chances of holding on to power in order to break the eight (8).
“Yes we benefited from National Council decision of making sure that areas that we have sitting Members of Parliament, MMDCEs are not allowed to contest, I think that going forward we may even extend this to CEO’s and MD’s who are beneficiaries of our government,” John Boadu said at the opening ceremony of a two day capacity building workshop for all ministers of state and leadership of the committees in Parliament at Kwahu over the weekend.
The NPP General Secretary argued that this will see to it that CEOs and MDs continue to use the position of government to support the party at constituency and the sitting MPs.
He said it is important that, that decision is considered not only by the National Executive Committee, but by the National Council as well to fuel the agenda to break the eight year electoral cycle in the 2024 general elections.