A group affiliated with the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Asawase Constituency of the Ashanti region is urging the minority caucus in Parliament to support the party’s reshuffle in its leadership.
Asawase MP Muntaka Mubarak and Tamale South lawmaker Haruna Iddrisu became a victim of a major reshuffle after the Asiedu-Nketiah-led NDC announced a decision to reorganize its parliamentary leadership.
This development appears to have unsettled the opposition lawmakers and some NDC supporters of the affected lawmakers who launched a protest to kick against the decision.
Addressing a press conference on Thursday the Concerned Youth of NDC in Asawase is urging the rank-and-file of the party to respect the decision, even though they are disappointed with this action.
“I think as party people, our loyalty is not for any individual but for the collective interest of the party, then we have no authority or whatsoever to disagree with leadership”, said its Convener Umar Harris.
“I believe these are the crop of leaders with the right mentality that can lead the party back into power. So if today these leaders are making decisions that in their own understanding and ideas will help make that agenda possible then I don’t see any reason why any loyal party person should worry over this issue”, he stated.
“We call on our parliamentarians, we beg them, as people, if they really believe that they want the prosperity of Ghana, and they want His Excellency John Dramani Mahama to walk back to the Flagstaff House as the next President of Ghana, then they should listen to the plea of the hungry grassroots person that they should give a chance for peace to reign by respecting the leaders they’ve given the nod to lead us to make the decision that will give us victory in 2024.”
Nearly 70 Minority MPs have filed a petition to get the party leadership to reverse the decision. The party’s leadership has scheduled a meeting with the Minority on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, to settle the differences.
SOURCE: DAILY MAIL GH