The Council of Elders of the opposition National Democratic Congress NDC is urging calm among the rank and file of the party following the disagreement over the changes in party’s leadership in Parliament.
The Council says it has received a petition from a section of the minority caucus in Parliament over the matter and is working on it expeditiously.
The statement signed by the Chairman of the Council, Alhaji Mahama Iddrisu urges all sides to refrain from further public pronouncements whiles assuring its teaming supporters of a speedy and fair resolution of the matter.
Here is the full statement
For Immediate Release
28th January, 2023
PRESS STATEMENT BY THE NDC COUNCIL OF ELDERS ON THE RECENT CHANGES IN NDC PARLIAMENTARY CAUCUS LEADERSHIP.
The Council of Elders of the NDC acknowledges receipt of a petition from some members of the NDC Parliamentary caucus regarding recent appointments to leadership positions.
The Council has initiated steps to act expeditiously on the petition and related matters. While this process is underway, the Council urges our Honourable Members of Parliament, Party leadership at all levels and all concerned persons to refrain from further public pronouncements on the matter in the larger interest of our great NDC. This is a time to be circumspect in order not to play into the hands of our detractors.
The Council assures the rank and file of the Party of an early and principled resolution of the issues and ultimately, the NDC will emerge stronger and more united.
We urge all members of the NDC to re-dedicate themselves to working for victory in the Presidential and Parliamentary elections in 2024, to alleviate the suffering of the Ghanaian people.
Alhaji Mahama Iddrisu
Council of elders