Prominent figures among those opting out include the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament and MP for Bekwai, Joseph Osei-Wusu, Majority Leader and MP for Suame, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, along with MPs of Oforikrom, Ahafo Ano South East, and Kwabre East constituencies.
As the parliamentary primaries approach, many incumbent legislators in the region are actively filing nominations in a bid to retain their seats.
One noteworthy contest is unfolding in the Old Tafo Constituency, where Vincent Ekow Assafuah and Dr. Serwaa Donkor are vying for the seat.
Dr Donkor aims to make history as the first female Member of Parliament for the constituency, emphasizing her understanding of development and leadership to address the challenges faced by the people of Tafo-Pankrono.
In the Kwadaso constituency, Vincent Frimpong Manu is making his third appearance, challenging incumbent MP Kingsley Nyarko. Manu emphasizes the need for a true resident born and bred in Kwadaso to bring about the desired change.
Meanwhile, the Bantama constituency anticipates a tough competition between incumbent MP Francis Asenso Boakye and Raphael Agyapong.
Mr Boakye, confident in his track record, asserts, “The person contesting me is no match at all,” while Agyapong believes the outcome will favour him in the end.
The Kwabre East Constituency sees a dynamic race with five aspirants vying for the seat after incumbent MP Francisca Oteng Mensah decided not to seek re-election.
Patrick Amoako Kufour expresses optimism about victory, facing stiff competition from the former organizer and Municipal Chief Executive of the constituency.
Incumbent MPs retiring from parliament
As many as 18 current MPs and ministers won't be seeking the mandate of their people to represent them in parliament in the upcoming elections. The table below lists them all;
|Majority Leader and Minister for Parliamentary Affairs
|1st Deputy Speaker of Parliament
|Samuel Atta Akyea
|Chairman, Mines and Energy Committee
|Chairman, Defence and Interior Committee
|Minister for Local Government and Rural Development
|Minister for Roads and Highways
|Dr. Kwaku Afriyie
|Minister for Environment, Science and Technology
|Dr. Emmanuel Marfo
|First term MP
|Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources
|Chairman, Trade, Industry and Tourism Committee
|Nana Kwasi Adjei Boateng
|New Juabeng North
|William Owuraku Aidoo
|Afigya Kwabre South
|Deputy Minister for Energy
|Ahafo Ano South West
|Ahafo Ano South-East
|Chairman, Lands and Forestry Committee
|Ahafo Ano North
|Former Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs
|Deputy Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection