Minority Reshuffle: Protesting supporters of Muntaka burn tyres at Ashanti NDC party office


Scores of angry supporters of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Asawase besieged the party’s Ashanti Regional office to protest against the removal of their MP Muntaka Mubarak as the Minority Chief Whip in Parliament.

Their action preceded a press conference held by Constituency Executives who wanted the lawmaker reinstated immediately.

“It was spontaneous. The irate supporters after the press conference quickly moved to the Ashanti Regional officers to press home their demands”, Correspondent Jonathan Ofori reported.

“They were seen burning tires in front of the party office amid chants. Some of them wanted to break into the party office and the Regional Chairman was there at the time”, Jonathan added.

Personnel from the Ghana Police Service were at the scene during the incident.

Press conference

Mr Mubarak became a victim of a major reshuffle after the Asiedu-Nketiah-led opposition party announced a decision to reorganize its parliamentary leadership.

The Constituency Secretary Mugis Mahadi who addressed the media on Wednesday described the decision as “undemocratic and an affront to natural justice as he claims the MP was “not consulted”.

“It is also biased against northerners and zongos… we all know that these tribes have been the voter basket of the party. Why couldn’t the party leadership wait until a flagbearer was elected before taking this decision?

“We are by this statement requesting the party to withdraw this decision with immediate effect”, Mahadi said adding that: “these MPs are institutions [in the NDC] and must not be treated this way”.

“This action if not corrected could jeopardise the party’s electoral fortunes in 2024”, he warned.

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