Dr Cassiel Ato Forson, Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah and Kwame Agbodza who represent the brand new Minority management have thanked the Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin for his advise to them.
This was after they paid a courtesy call on him at his residence on Thursday, January 26.
Speaking to journalists, Mr Kofi Buah mentioned that the go to fashioned a part of their engagements.
He mentioned “As part of these engagements, we visited the Speaker’s residence, just a courtesy call. We were warmly received. We also have benefited from his wise counsel. So we are very encouraged by it. We thanked him.”
When requested what particular recommendation Mr Bagbin gave the trio, the Ellembelle lawmaker answered “Our priority right now is to make sure we unite our caucus, that is so important to us.”
Their appointments have divided the entrance of the Minority.
For occasion, Asawase Member of Parliament Muntaka Mubarak dismissed claims by Dr Cassiel Ato Forson that he had a fruitful engagement with his predecessor Haruna Iddrisu.
Muntaka who has additionally been affected by the modifications made to the Minority Leadership defined that in a assembly, Haruna Iddrisu requested the brand new appointees to do a few issues however they did not act on his advise.
Addressing a press convention in Parliament on Thursday, January 26, the previous Minority Chief Whip mentioned ” With respect to claims that there was some fruitful dialogue with Honourable Haruna Iddrisu, he gave a detailed briefing on the caucus assembly. Without desirous to create issues, I can inform you that there was nothing fruitful concerning the dialogue with Honourable Haruna Iddrisu. He acknowledged all the things, what they did and what he needed them to do which they didn’t even do on the caucus assembly.
“I am not in the position to give details here but what I can tell you is that there is nothing about Haruna Iddrisu recognizing them and therefore has given them his blessing. He asked them to do one or two things that they did not do.”
Dr Cassiel Ato Forson mentioned earlier that he “held fruitful and positive conversations with my senior brother Honourable Haruna Iddrisu.”
He counseled Mr Iddrisu for “his admirable stewardship when he was granted the opportunity by our party’s leadership.”
“As leader,” he added, “it will be my duty to represent our collective goals with unwavering dedication and high integrity.”
He additional indicated that “I’m honoured and humbled to have been chosen to guide our illustrious and gallant caucus in Parliament. I thank the management of our occasion who’ve positioned their belief and confidence in me. I’m additionally deeply grateful to colleagues, the rank and file of our occasion and the Ghanaian folks for their profound help and solidarity.
His appointment as Minority chief raised considerations amongst some members of the Minority caucus.
For occasion, Member of Parliament for Zebilla East, Cletus Avoka has mentioned the Speaker of Parliament has not knowledgeable the Minority caucus and your complete House of any modifications made to the management of the Minority subsequently, Haruna Iddrisu and the opposite leaders of the opposition lawmakers who have been eliminated nonetheless stay at put up.
Addressing a press convention in Parliament on Thursday, January 26, he mentioned “For us there is no reshuffle yet, the Speaker has not communicated to us.”
Aswase Member of Parliament Muntaka Mubarak who was additionally affected by the modifications requested his occasion, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to sit down up.
Muntaka is sad with the modifications which were made to the management of the Minority by the occasion.
He believes that the choice was made by a few executives though the assertion saying it was signed by the General Secretary Fifi Kwetey.
“If you cannot write a letter to appoint, how can you write to disappoint?” He requested on the press convention.
He added “We don’t want to create enmity among us unnecessarily, we believe that the right process should be followed.”
He additional acknowledged if “the suitable course of is adopted we can be glad and thank them for the chance to serve.
“We hope that they will help fast-track the hearing of the issues.”
The choice to vary the management created division among the many minority caucus.
National Chairman of the NDC Johnson Asiedu Nketia and the General Secretary Fifi Kwetey can be attending the assembly.
So far, forty-eight of the opposition lawmakers have signed a petition to the occasion executives to reverse their choice.
According to them, the choice is unpopular for which they needed it reversed.
Some of the NDC MPs together with Ibrahim Murtala Mohammed expressed shock on the choice by the NDC to vary the occasion’s management in Parliament.
The choice was made identified 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 by any means 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 different 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, subsequently, indicated that NDC must be the final to ignore democratic tenets and by making such a choice 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 occasion’s management and the caucus previous to such selections.
“How do you choose leaders for a group without consulting that group?” he puzzled.
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana
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