On Saturday, May 13, 2023, National Democratic Congress (NDC) delegates will go to the polls to cast their votes for their legislative and presidential candidates with the intention of securing their position as a party poised to assume power, or perhaps not.
The results of the elections will decide whether the main opposition party is prepared to serve as the alternative government for Ghanaians, as it promises to be.
Despite the fact that the attention will mostly be on the three people running to be the party’s presidential candidate in the general elections of 2024, it has been noted that a few MPs might garner more attention.
It has been concluded that these parliamentarians might not be returning to represent their constituents in the next parliament, based on the constituencies they represent in the legislature and falling on current data and trends that have nearly never been contested or broken.
The fact that these MPs have stated they have no interest in running again is, of course, not anything that needs to be stated in this article. Instead, it is based solely on established structures that have shown a consistent pattern over time.
Furthermore, after these tendencies have been there for a while, it is much harder for people who represent these areas to assert with certainty that they can upset the “system” and disprove all detractors.
Here is a list of the seats and members of parliament GhanaWeb believes may not be returning to Parliament House in 2025, until such a thing occurs for the first time.
However, it must be made clear that this research is solely based on historical trends in those constituencies and is not based on the performance of these MPs, any recently completed polls, or any other similar scientific works.
Mohammed Adamu Ramadan represents the Adentan district.
Nana Oye Bampoe Addo, a former minister of gender, and Linda Awuni, a young activist, are currently engaged in a bitter political battle to unseat Mohammed Adamu Ramadan as the MP for Adenta.
While it may appear like the competition is the only reason Ramadan may not be re-elected to the House of Representatives in 2025, the history of this constituency demonstrates that no candidate has ever successfully held onto the seat for his party.
This constituency is not wholly aligned with any political party, unlike others who might be said to be in that category.
There have been representatives from both the National Democratic Congress and the current government’s New Patriotic Party in the Adentan constituency.
Ledzokuku district candidate Benjamin Ayiku Nartey:
When his party holds its next internal elections, Benjamin Ayiku Nartey, the NDC’s representative for Lezokuku, may also suffer a defeat.
The chance exists that he may not survive the general elections of 2024 because he is the first member of parliament for the region whose political party is not in power. Should he succeed in his campaign for reelection to continue representing his party in the district.
One more time, this is a constituency that is “notorious” for not supporting any candidate for more than one term in parliament.
Ledzokuku, like Adenta, has been represented by both NDC and NPP representatives.
Dr. Bernard Okoe-Boye, a former member of parliament running on the NPP platform, is already convinced he can win back the seat from the NDC.