Minority reshuffle undemocratic– NPP communicator


The New Patriotic Party’s 2020 parliamentary candidate for the Akwatia constituency in the Eastern Region, Ernest Kumi, says the Minority reshuffle in Parliament is undemocratic and against the progress of the party.

The leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) made some changes to its leadership in Parliament yesterday, January 24th, 2023.

Haruna Iddrisu has been replaced by Ato Forson as Minority Leader.

A letter signed by General Secretary Fifi Kwetey mentioned that Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson will be assisted by Mr. Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah as Deputy Minority Leader.

In effect, Mr. James Klutse Avedzi, the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, is no longer the Deputy Minority Leader.

Mr Kwame Agbodza replaces Muntaka Mubarak as Minority Whip.

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The First Deputy Whip remains Mr Ibrahim Ahmed and the Second Deputy Whip remains Comfort Doyoe Ghansah.

“New leadership would be charged to recommend consequential changes in the Ranking membership to the headquarters of the party for approval,” the statement from the NDC said.

Following the announcement of the reshuffle, some party supporters took to social media to accuse some party members of being behind the reshuffle. 

Reacting to the issue on Atinka TV’s morning show “Ghana Nie” with co-host Nana Fianko, Ernest Kumi disagreed that the decision was a collective one as it is being portrayed.

Ernest Kumi argued that parliamentary leadership does not determine whether a party will win an election or not.

“I think the decision by the NDC is undemocratic and anti-progress. Be sincere to the public, I am sure there’s a peculiar reason for the reshuffle other than what the party chairman wants us to believe,” Ernest Kumi added.

Ghana | Atinkaonline.com | Vivian Adu


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