The Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin says reasons given by the Mahama-led administration for the neglect of the
grassroot during its tenure are unacceptable .
“The pillars that support you when you’re up there, are the pillars you have to fortify to continue to carry you up there when you weaken them, you fall. You
“Don’t tell me that the boys that suddenly came closer to the president within four years can build mansions and buy land cruisers and you say there are no resources, where are they getting the money, their salaries?”
He was addressing constituency executives in the Volta regional town of Keta.
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He wants the trend to change.
“When you’re elected a leader, you have been given the power by the people. What you are expected to use that power to do is to empower your people to keep you in power for long.
“But when they give you the power, you go and empower some other people, not the people who worked to get you into power and you expect to be in power for long? It can’t happen,” he said.
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The seven-time MP has however assured that their hard work and sacrifices will be rewarded if he is elected presidential candidate and wins the 2020 polls.
He was ignored, but the MP will not back down. He wants to be president and has promised to do better than the previous leadership if elected.