On Tuesday, January 31, 2023, the Minority Caucus in Parliament is expected to meet with the leadership of the National Democratic Congress to iron out some differences over the recent reshuffle.
The party’s leadership announced a reshuffle of the party’s parliamentary leadership this week.
Haruna Iddrisu, MP for Tamale South, James Klutse Avedzi, MP for Ketu North, and Muntaka Mubarak, MP for Asawase, all lost their positions as Minority Leader, Deputy Minority Leader, and Minority Chief Whip as a result of the reshuffle.
Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson, MP for Ajumako-Enyam-Essiam, Emmanuel Kofi Buah, MP for Ellembelle, and Kwame Agbodza, MP for Adaklu have taken their places as minority leader, deputy minority leader, and minority chief whip, respectively.
The party’s National Chairman, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, defended the reorganisation in an interview with JoyNews by stating that it was a necessary component of the party’s strategic restructuring from the grassroots up to the position of flag bearer in order to better position the party for victory in the 2024 elections.
The reshuffle, however, has been met with strong opposition from 60 NDC MPs, who claim they were not consulted about the changes.
In response, the new executives stated that “legitimate concerns by colleagues have been duly acknowledged.”
The newly appointed leadership revealed in a statement signed by Kwame Agbodza, the Minority Chief Whip, that a cordial and fruitful meeting had been held with the outgoing Minority leader, Haruna Iddrisu, and that a meeting between leadership and party executives has been scheduled for Thursday morning at the party headquarters.
“That the party leadership, led by the National Chairman, has agreed to meet with our entire caucus on Tuesday next week, specifically on January 31st, 2023,” the statement continued.
Meanwhile, disgruntled NDC MPs who had planned to meet on Thursday have been advised to postpone their plans until Tuesday’s meeting.
“We are all committed to keeping party unity and respect for our Caucus. “Let us group together and work together to meet the expectations of the struggling Ghanaian people who are being choked by the cruel and corrupt Akufo-Addo government,” the statement concluded.
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