“Parliament is not for children” but mature individuals of trust, Mr Alban Sumana Bagbin, Majority Leader in Parliament said on Sunday.
He therefore cautioned people considering themselves for election into Parliament to reassess themselves and their preparedness for the task.
Mr Bagbin said this when he launched the parliamentary campaign of Mr Emmanuel Bedzrah, Member of Parliament for Ho-West at Dzolokpuita.
Mr Bedzrah who is seeking his third term in Parliament faces competition from two other candidates in the NDC.
Mr Bagbin said parliamentary work was about the individual’s ability to contribute to democratic process and not certificates.
“It is not about certificates and making promises. We have moved away from that. Some people came to Parliament with professorial qualifications but failed and this must not be encouraged,” he stated.
“Mr Bedzrah is a Star in Ghana’s Parliament” Mr Bagbin asserted.
He therefore asked delegates in the Ho-West Constituency to retain Mr Bedzrah as the Party’s Parliamentary Candidate for the 2016 general elections.
“I am a witness to the success of Ho-West and I think if you got it right, maintain it by retaining Bedzrah in Parliament.”
Mr Bedzrah enumerated projects he initiated and supported in the Constituency and said he was ready to continue serving the Constituency.
Party executives and other Members of Parliament took turns to urge the people to retain Mr Bedzrah. GNA