Internal wrangling cost NPP Parliamentary seats – Anyimadu-Antwi

Although the New Patriotic Party (NPP) caucus in Parliament and an independent candidate have formed the Majority caucus in Parliament, Member of Parliament (MP) for Asante-Akim Central constituency in the Ashanti Region, Kwame Anyimadu-Antwi says it sadness him that NPP couldn’t win more seats.

According to him, the governing New Patriotic Party could have won extra parliamentary seats but for the internal wrangling that rocked the party during their Primaries.

He lamented that the wrangling prevented more of their members from campaigning for the party.

“Some disgruntled parliamentary aspirants also run in the December election as independent candidates thus weakening to an extent the NPP’s strength in some areas”, he added.

The Eighth Parliament of Ghana comprises 275 seats with the NPP and National Democratic Congress (NDC) having 137 seats each with the remaining seat belonging to the independent Fomena MP.

Meanwhile, the two major political parties — the NPP and the NDC - are disputing the results of some Parliamentary polls and have filed eight election petitions each at various High courts.