Founding President of Imani Africa Franklin Cudjoe believes that Haruna Iddrisu, James Klutse Avedzi and Muntaka Mubarak labored effectively as Minority Leader, Deputy Minority Leader and Minority Chief Whip respectively.
He mentioned the new leaders will must fall on their shoulders for help in instances of issue.
In an announcement, he mentioned “I’ve adopted the fallout from the change in Minority management and I have to admit each side, for and towards the choice of the manager management of the NDC celebration, make compelling arguments. In truth, I’ve to confess that Honourable Haruna Iddrisu, Hon. Muntaka and Hon. Avedzi haven’t solely cleverly shepherded their colleague MPs to supply distinctively educated opposition to the federal government, but have additionally dignified their respective roles to nearly being peerless.
“And it was from such rarity in quality leadership that birthed the current leadership in Hon. Ato Forson, Hon. Agbodza and Hon. Buah. These ‘new’ made men will succeed, but they will falter too, and whose giant shoulders will they fall on in crisis moments, other than those of Hon. Iddrisu and Hon. Muntaka? And yet, Hon.Iddrisu and Hon. Muntaka are ripe for much bigger roles whose time will come with the support of the very men replacing them in Parliament and the party’s rank and file, which must not be divided. The country needs a viable alternative to the current economic atrophy. The NDC must be worthy, but in Unity.”
Some of the NDC MPs together with Ibrahim Murtala Mohammed expressed shock on the choice by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to alter the celebration’s management in Parliament.
The choice was made recognized on Tuesday, January 24 with the Member of Parliament for Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam Constituency, Dr Cassiel Ato Forson, changing Tamale South legislator Haruna Iddrisu as Minority Leader. Ellembelle’s Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah additionally replaces James Klutse Avedzi as Deputy Minority Leader.
Speaking on TV3‘s News 360 on Tuesday, January 24 after information on the choice broke, the Tamale Central MP mentioned there was no session in any respect with the caucus earlier than the discharge.
“Every single Member of Parliament is surprised,” he mentioned, “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 obtained wind of the choice on social media like many other NDC MPs.
“That is not how things are done,” he fumed.
“The NDC is a democratic party. We have touted ourselves as the pacesetters of this democracy. The NDC gave birth to the 1992 Constitution for which reason we have all collectively agreed to chart the path of democracy.”
He, due to this fact, indicated that NDC needs to be the final to ignore democratic tenets and by making such a call with out consulting the group – or caucus – it impacts, to him, smacks of disrespect.
The former Nanton MP mentioned his expertise of getting been within the Sixth Parliament and even the Eighth Parliament tells him that there’s lively session between the celebration’s management and the caucus previous to such choices.
“How do you choose leaders for a group without consulting that group?” he puzzled.
“Who told you that the group will be comfortable with the people you have chosen? Now if the group were not comfortable with the people you have chosen, then that will be the beginning of a failure of that particular leadership.”
Also, Member of Parliament for Agotime Ziope, Charles Agbeve demanded explanations into the choice.
Mr Agbeve mentioned the NDC lawmakers had been stunned following the announcement of the adjustments as a result of consultations weren’t completed on this matter.
He instructed TV3’s Komla Kluste in an interview that “I’m flabbergastered, the information hit me as a result of it is without doubt one of the final information I’m anticipating at the moment, and so I’m stunned.
“It took me a very long time to essentially respect the information as a result of usually, the nationwide executives will interact the management of Parliament and if management thinks the engagements, they’ll’t get to a session, they meet the entire caucus and so, I can depend numerous engagements between the caucus and the nationwide executives on all points.
“There are points after they come up, management thinks allow us to take some recommendation from the nationwide executives after which they offer the route. So one would have thought that if there’s going to be a shake-up like this, there would have been some engagements and that engagement would have watered down the shock and shock.
“You will know there is going to be some changes here and there and then people will make inputs and suggestions but this was not done and I will like to know what went into this thinking, I will want some explanations, that will give all of us reasons to support it. ”
Meanwhile, the National Chairman of the NDC Johnson Asiedu Nketia mentioned the choice was taken based mostly on the present development of debate on nationwide points.
“The debates and the other discussions will focus on the economy so you need to put your best man in the economy forward, that is what we have done,” he instructed Accra-based Joy FM.
“We also looked at energy. These petroleum and electricity challenges and so we needed to settle on Kofi-Armah Buah, our former Energy Minister to be the Deputy Minority Leader and then the other area is infrastructure, Kwame Agbodza being our man in infrastructure should play a key role. So that generally is what informed the changes.”
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana