Former Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak has expressed worry over the decision of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to remove the party’s leadership in Parliament and replace with new hands.
According to him, the Minority cannot sit aloof for leaders to be chosen for them as Members of Parliament adding that due process must be followed irrespective of the powers the party may feel to have possessed.
“At no such meeting was this issue brought up for discussion. So it is clear that the letter may have been written by the General Secretary. But it’s a decision by a few people, and we believe that our party should sit up because Article 55 of the 1997 constitution enjoins us to follow democratic processes.”
“We were never consulted. Rumours that some elders were sent to talk to us, that is not true. We do not think it is acceptable for us as parliamentarians to watch on as leaders are chosen for us,” Mr. Muntaka stated at press conference in reaction to his removal.
However, the new minority leadership seems to have hit the ground running in spite of the turmoil generated by the reshuffle of the leadership of the minority caucus.
Addressing the media this morning the minority leader, Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson after a meeting with the party leadership at the headquarters announced a general caucus meeting with the National Executives next week Tuesday which is expected to officially usher the new leadership into office.
“We have agreed with the leadership of our party that beginning from today there will be series of activities that will be undertaken. The minority caucus will have our maiden meeting with our leadership and the party leadership on Tuesday, 31st January 2023. It’s our hope that in that meeting we’ll resolve all outstanding concerns.”
The Ajumako Enyan Essiam MP once again stated victory for the NDC in 2024 is the mission.
“We believe that this team will deliver the NDC a victory from the parliamentary side and we’re determined to do just that. As I have said beginning from today we’ve announced a roadmap and we’ll execute just that and i can only say the NPP should get ready.”