A former Member of Parliament (MP) for Ablekuma South, Fritz Baffour, has said his decision to work for the Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin who has declared his intention to contest for the flagbearer position of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is bone out of the confidence he has for him.
According to Mr. Baffour, he had the privilege of working with Hon. Bagbin when he represented the people of Ablekuma South and that he was very proud working with the longest serving Member of Parliament.
“I would like to say that he [Hon. Bagbin] is somebody that I know and I respect and the fact that he is standing, he is very much right. But as I said in a democratic dispensation, you have the right to choose and I have chosen to work with Alban Bagbin”, he noted.
He added “I am not standing for elections anymore but I am a member of the NDC and if I am called to help, so long as I am not going to contest for any position, I will help and I am here to work for a colleague of mine whom I am proud working for”.
The former Chairman of the Committee for Defense and Interior made this observation when he was outdoored as the Campaign Coordinator and Communications Director for Team Bagbin in Accra on Monday, October 15, 2018.
Commenting further, he dismissed media reports that his support for Hon. Bagbin is a betrayal of his decision to quit politics, stressing that “I am a member of the NDC and I’m doing the work of the NDC”.
Hon. Baffour also discredited claims that he joining Team Bagbin is a betrayal of the previous administration which was led by Mr. John Dramani Mahama.
“I think that is very unfair to me and to the previous administration. I came onboard as a Member of Parliament and it is the prerogative of the President to appoint who wants to choose and I was appointed by John Evans Atta Mills, “he said.
The former MP added that, “at the end of my first term, a new team came into being and some people I know have said that I was peeved but I was not. I was elected as a Member of Parliament and when you are a Member of Parliament, you can only be dismissed for other reasons but I cannot be dismissed by the President. I represented the interest of the people of Ablekuma South and Ghana at large. I would like to say that my time as the Chairman for Defense and Interior was one of the most fruitful times of my political life.”
Hon Bagbin described Fritz as a true democrat with virtues of social democratic ideals of the NDC.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/Felix Nyaaba