The Member of Parliament for Tamale North Constituency, Alhassan Suhiyini has stated that the changes in the Minority’s front bench was borne out of greed and selfishness.
According to him, the changes on Minority were done out of no consultative process with key stakeholders of the opposition party, adding “Clearly that is not what has happened, no matter how well intentioned it may be.”
“Like life, death and taxes, change is the other constant. Therefore I’m not against constructive changes bourne out of an exhaustive consultative process involving key stakeholders of the party to our front bench as a minority group.
“Worse of all, whoever is advising the strategy of the proposed new leaders, is feeding into a normal human extreme greed and selfishness, perhaps because the fellow(s) is unable to untamed theirs too,” Mr. Suhiyini wrote in a Facebook post on January 26, 2023.
He continued: “Given the composition of our caucus as against our opponents and the expectations of what we can achieve together and the reality of what we cannot, even if we are together. It will take extreme greed and selfishness to want to lead this NDC caucus at ALL COSTS at this time, without a toss about long term consequences on the caucus and party.”
The lawmaker further stated that “I wonder why it seems people think they can intimidate the entire caucus into submitting to an authority we consider inappropriately constituted. Some may, but not majority of us and it’s not personal, it’s conviction, it is principled.”
However, the newly appointed Minority leader, Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson has expressed appreciation to the leadership of the NDC for appointing him to lead the minority caucus in parliament.
Addressing a section of his colleagues in Parliament, the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam MP said he’s humbled by his elevation in the House.
“I am honoured and humbled to have been chosen to lead our illustrious and gallant caucus in Parliament. I thank the leadership of our party who have placed their trust and confidence in me. I am also deeply grateful to colleagues, the rank and file of our party and the Ghanaian people for their profound support and solidarity”.
According to him, he has had some discussions with the outgoing Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, and has commended him for his admirable stewardship.
“I have held fruitful and positive conversations with my senior brother Hon. Haruna Iddrisu. I commend him for his admirable stewardship when he was granted the opportunity by our party’s leadership,” Dr. Forson stated.