It was yet another opportunity for war of words between two rival National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary aspirants in the Ningo Prampram constituency of the of the Greater Accra Region when they took their turns at the vetting today.
Incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) Mr. Enock Teye Mensah and presidential staffer Sam George after going through the process literally took jabs at each other in their post vetting interviews.
Mr. ET Mensah as affectionately called, accused his close contender of being childish in his utterances though he failed to mention exactly who he was referring to.
According to him, he is prepared for an open contest indicating that anyone who wishes to challenge him must campaign based on track records.
He boasted of uplifting the image of the constituency which has gained it a district status during his 16-year tenure as MP.
“I can never be intimidated by anyone in the constituency because when the going was tough I was around. It therefore does not lie in the mouth of anyone to say that ET Mensah is tired. I am not tired”
The Ningo-Prampram legislator in response to his critics that he is old and must be fazed out disclosed experience is the best and therefore “old whiskey tastes better”
But Mr. Sam George who successfully went through the vetting after two petitions against him were struck out, said he is optimistic of winning the party’s primary on November 7 but advised Mr. ET Mensah to conduct his campaign on issues rather than dwell on insults and lies.
He asked that the incumbent also calls “his boys” who have been charged to destroy posters and banners belonging to him in the area to put a stop to the practice as such behaviour is alien to the conduct of members of the NDC party.
Mr. Sam George promised human capital development, Education and skills development as his topmost priorities to transform the development of the constituency.