Executive Director for the Africa Center for Parliamentary Affairs, Dr Rashid Dramani, has described as unreasonable, demands by footsoldiers of the opposition National Democratic Congress from their lawmakers.
He told CITI FM, “I sincerely believe some of the demands coming from their footsoldiers are a little bit unreasonable. To a very large extent, yes; they (MPs) should take the interest of the people who sent them to parliament at heart but I think when those demands become unreasonable then the Member of Parliament loses as a trustee that goes to Parliament to make decisions on behalf of the people who sent him.
“What we are seeing more and more is that the footsoldiers are saying, you are delegates and on every single issue, you have to come back and consult us. And can they consult all the 5 – 6 million people who voted for the NDC and how will they aggregate those views?
“So that is the kind of dilemma that the NDC caucus finds itself in.”