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NDC MP Makes U-Turn, Fails to Resign

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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for Ho West Constituency in the Volta Region has rescinded his indication to resign from the legislature.

Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzrah was purported to have sent a letter communicating his decision to the Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye and copied the leadership of the NDC minority.

Details concerning the action of the Ranking Member on Parliament’s Education Committee are sketchy but he is rumored to be unhappy about an alleged decision by the party leaders to suspend elections in his constituency without his knowledge.

The grape vine also has it that Mr. Bedzrah, who is also the Chair for the Volta Caucus in Parliament is accusing the NDC leaders of plotting to oust him from Parliament.

Mr. Bedzrah has been in Parliament since 2008, but there are suggestions he’s likely to lose out on the seat to another NDC candidate at the next polls in 2020.

The matter has been referred to the leadership of the Minority group who are in a crunch meeting in a desperate attempt to influence Mr. Bedzrah to rescind his decision.

But hours after serving notice, he was said to have withdrawn his intention after General Secretary of the party, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, intervened to resolve the issue around the suspension of the polls in Ho West.

The MP, a surveyor by profession and a Procurement and Project Management Consultant has been serving as a Ranking Member for the Government Assurance Committee and is also a Chairman of the Parliamentary Christian Fellowship.

By: Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson

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