The Member of Parliament (MP) for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak, has urged all the political parties in opposition not to field a candidate for the Ayawaso Wuogon parliamentary by-election following the death of the MP for the constituency, Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko.
He wrote on his Facebook page on November 22, 2018, a day after the news of Mr Agyarko’s death, that: “I do not think the NDC or any other party should put up a candidate for Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko‘s vacant seat.
“We should have a convention/agreement amongst ourselves that if a sitting MP dies, the party from which he was an MP should select a candidate to serve his remaining term.
“It saves the country and the parties resources. Democracy can be made less expensive. It all depends on us,” the opposition lawmaker added.
Mr Kyeremanteng Agyarko, brother of the now-dismissed Minister of Energy, Boakye Agyarko, died at a hospital in the United States of America after a long battle with illness.
The NPP MP died at age 61.
He was also the Chairperson of the Environment, Science and Technology Committee of Parliament and once served on the Government’s Assurance and Health Committees.
The late pharmacist-turned-politician obtained a BSc in Pharmacy at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in 1982.
He was married with seven children. –classfmonline.com