Ben Abdallah and Assibey-Yeboah

A political scientist at the University of Ghana has refuted claims that the exit of some incumbent MPs (MPs) will affect the work of the house.

Dr Kwame Asah-Asante said these things happen all the time and it is an indication that some other persons have to be given the opportunity to learn the ropes.

“Remember there were some people who were very experience who left; either they are home relaxing, they are old or they are dead and gone. But Parliament as an institution always has a way of correcting itself,” he said.

According to him when there are difficulties the leaders will come together form a committee for the next session of Parliament to begin.

In Saturday’s primaries, big names such as the Dr Mark Assibey-Yeboah, the Chairman of Parliament’s Finance Committee was kicked out.

In all close to 40 sitting NPP MPs will not be returning to Parliament after they were shown the exit in the primaries.

Michael Okyere Baafi defeated Dr Assibey-Yeboah in the New Juaben South primaries in the Eastern Region.

Ben Abdallah Banda, Chairman of the Judiciary Committee and the Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee also lost his position on the party’s ticket in the Offinso South Constituency.

The General Secretary of the NPP John Boadu is concerned that the party and Parliament will lose the experience these legislators have gained from their years of service.

He said the party has also invested to develop the capacity of the lawmakers and enough returns have not been derived from such investments.