Samuel Abu Jinapor and John Abdulai Jinapor

They’ve been hailed for making themselves proud and showing that partisan politics can be done without rancor. The Jinapor brothers have both served presidents from their parties and now the pair have entered the Eighth Parliament of the Fourth Republic from January 7, 2021.

While older brother John Abdulai Jinapor of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) won the Yapei Kusawgu seat for the NDC, his junior brother, Samuel Abu Jinapor won the Damongo seat for the NPP. The two constituencies are all in the newly-created Savannah Region.

John Jinapor, is a former Deputy Minister of Power under the erstwhile Mahama-led NDC administration who is entering a second term in Parliament.

For Abu Jinapor, a lawyer and Deputy Chief of Staff, this is his first time in Parliament.

John Jinapor is a business person and at 42 is married with three children. He is a Catholic by faith. However despite all these fine traits and attributes, he was caught on tape booting a voting booth and box in the infamy that befell Ghana’s parliament on the dawn of January 7 when MPs from both the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) traded blows over sitting position and the election of the new Speaker.

As an elder brother and former spokesperson for John Mahama, John Abdulai Jinapor ought to know better and be a better example to his younger brother Samuel rather than be caught as one of the unruly MPs who booted voting booths and boxes, snatched ballot papers, exchanged blows or pushed people off their seats.

by michael eli dokosi/


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