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The Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament and the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Nadowli/Kaleo Constituency in the Upper West Region, Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin who is also a Flagbearer hopeful of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has given the assurance that his administration will make sure all active members of the party play key roles in his government come 2021.
Interacting with hundreds of NDC Constituency Executives, Founding fathers, Zongo Caucus members, Chiefs and other party loyalists as part of his tour of the Volta Region, the longest serving Member of Parliament in Ghana since 1993, said he will make all Constituency Chairpersons Metropolitan, Municipal or District Chief Executives if the NDC wins power in 2020 with him as President.
According to him, “all the current Regional Chairpersons are potential Regional Ministers, this is possible, it can be done under my leadership”.
Bagbin, a Lawyer by profession proposed a constitutional amendment to make the National Chairman of the party to be the Leader of the Party and not the current practice where the sitting President is the leader of the party.
He said the Regional Chairman must be made the leader of the Party at the Regional level as well as the Constituency Chairperson, to lead the Party at the Local level.
He said, “we must give power to our people for better administration of the Party as separate a entity…..
“You cannot make your son the leader of the family if you are still alive”, he stated, adding that “When you give me power, I shall empower you to continue to give me power to create opportunities, jobs and reduce poverty in Ghana”.
Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, (ASK BAGBIN) entreated delegates to welcome and listen to all other aspirants but they must vote wisely.
He however, asked them to vote for him in the upcoming delegates’ congress scheduled for December 7, for the election of a Flagbearer for the Party.
Source: Edzorna Francis Mensah