NDC minority caucus meeting postponed again

For the second time, a scheduled National Dem­ocratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary minority caucus meeting slated for Tuesday to address issues of disagreement over a change in leadership has been postponed.

This meeting became neces­sary following the removal of Ha­runa Iddrisu, Muntaka Mubarak and James Klutse Avedzi as leaders of the caucus with the appointment of Dr Cassiel Ato Forson as the new minority leader.

Other appointments include Member of Parliament (MP) for Ellembelle as Deputy Minority Leader and Adaklu MP, Governs Kwame Agbodza as Minority Chief Whip.

However, about 70 NDC MPs have kicked against the decision and have called for its reversal.

The MPs have addressed petitions to the NDC Council of Elders, former President John Mahama and Speaker of Parlia­ment, Alban Bagbin.

Most party big wigs were expected to meet the caucus yes­terday to iron out these issues but the meeting has been postponed indefinitely without any formal reason.

Last week, the caucus was expected to meet on the same issue but the meeting did not materialise.

A source within the caucus indicated that the postponement of the meeting was necessary because tensions were still high within the caucus and both sides of the argument have not soft­ened their stance.

 Again, following a petition to the party’s Council of Elders, some meetings were arranged to bring the matter to finality.

The Council of Elders had had several meetings with some of the 70 MPs who have signed

 the petition, asking for broader consultation on the matter.

The party may be racing against time to calm the waters before Parliament resumes on Tuesday, February 8. —Myjoyonline.com

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