As of yesterday in the afternoon, the NDC fraternity were blown away by the massive shake up in the NDC leaderships in the august house of parliament.
When it announced the replacement of Hon. Haruna Iddrisu with Hon. Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson without prior notice to the later.
The National Chairman of the NDC, John Asiedu Nketiah has told Graphic Online that, it is part of the restructuring of the party, from the grassroots level to the flagbearer.
Hon. Cassiel Ato Forson, former Deputy Finance Minister and MP for Ajumako Enyam Essiam in the Central Region is now the Minority Leader, replacing Hon. Haruna Iddrisu.
Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, MP for Ellembelle in the Western Region also replaces James Klutse Avedzi as the Deputy Minority Leader.
Kwame Agbodza is now the Minority Whip with Ahmed Ibrahim and Comfort Doyo Ghansah as first and Second Deputy Whips.
The party in a letter dated January 23, 2023 which was addressed to the Speaker of Parliament informed the House about the changes but the news was broke to the general public yesterday January 24,2023.
The letter stated that the new leadership have been charged to recommend consequential changes at the ranking membership to the national headquarters.
Graphic Online understands that, the affected members have also received individual letters asking them to handover immediately to the new leadership.
There has been simmering tensions in the last one year about the minority leadership in Parliament.
Some members in the last one year have been clamoring for a change accusing Haruna Iddrisu and his Chief Whip, Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka of not being potent enough in holding government accountable.
Meanwhile the teaming members of NDC in Hon. Harruna Iddrisu’s constituency besiege the party’s office to express their grief and the same went down in Asawase Hon. Muntaka’s constituency, some members also granted interviews expressing their disappointment in the Party’s Leadership arguing that there weren’t any broader consultation before the changes were made .
Source: Graphic Online