Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga has revealed how the former Deputy Minority Leader in Parliament found out about his reshuffle.
According to him, the deputy minority leader got to know about his sack during a presentation in South Africa.
While expressing his displeasure about the procedure used in ousting the leadership, he believes things could have be done better.
The legislator believes that the outgoing Minority leadership was treated unfairly, adding that some of them received the news under a very embarrassing circumstance.
“The grievances of some of our MPs is that, some of our colleagues got to know about the removal under very embarrassing circumstances. Take Avedzi for instance, I’m told he was at a conference in Southern Africa and in the middle of the presentation he received a message, that he’s no longer the deputy leader. The communication and how it went is an issue for some of the MPs and not because they are against the decision but how it went,” Mr. Ayariga said.
The disappointed lawmaker opined that the political careers of Haruna Iddrisu and Muntaka shouldn’t be toyed with adding that they should have been communicated through a proper channel.
“We are dealing with human beings and careers. How will people perceive our Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu and our Chief Whip, Muntaka. Mubarak? These are people we have worked with, in my case more than a decade. And to wake up one early morning to hear that they have been removed, I will be sympathetic,” he explained.
The MP for Bawku admitted that the reshuffle was not managed well by both the national executives and the petitioners.
“Yes it has happened but after that, we are all not managing it well. Those of us challenging it, I don’t believe that press conferences and others are the proper forum for challenging your party because party discipline and cohesiveness is important. Both the petitioners and national executives faulted,” he admitted.