48 Members of the Minority Caucus in Parliament have signed a petition to the party’s NEC for the leadership change fostered on them to be reversed.
The MPs say the decision is unpopular and must be reversed.
The MPs have called an emergency meeting in Parliament which the National Chairman Asiedu Nketia and the General Secretary Fifi Kwetey will be attending.
On Tuesday, January 24th 2023, Parliament was shocked when the Minority’s leadership was reshuffled by the national party.
Member of Parliament for Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam Constituency, Dr Cassiel Ato Forson, replaced Tamale South legislator Haruna Iddrisu as Minority Leader. Ellembelle’s Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah also replaced James Klutse Avedzi as Deputy Minority Leader.
Speaking on TV3‘s News 360 on Tuesday, January 24 after news on the decision broke, the Tamale Central MP, Ibrahim Murtala Mohammed, said there was no consultation whatsoever with the caucus before the release.
“Every single Member of Parliament is surprised,” he said, “And I can tell you that even those who have been proposed to take leadership, some of them are surprised that such a proposal is made without even consulting them.”
He condemned the mode of communication, saying as an MP he got wind of the decision on social media like many other NDC MPs.
“That is not how things are done,” he fumed.