NDC minority reshuffle:  Council of Elders taking steps to address concerns

The Council of Elders of the National Demo­cratic Congress (NDC) says it has initiated steps to address a petition from some members of the NDC parlia­mentary caucus regarding the recent appointments to leader­ship positions in the House.

“The Council of Elders of the NDC acknowledges receipt of a petition from some mem­bers of the NDC parliamentary caucus regarding recent appoint­ments to leadership positions.

“The Council has initiated steps to act expeditiously on the petition and related matters,” it said in a statement signed by Al­haji Mahama Iddrisu, Chairman of the Council.

It said while the process was underway, all Members of Parliament, party leadership at all levels and all concerned persons must refrain from further public pronouncements on the matter in the larger interest of the NDC.

It said it was time to be circumspect not to play into the hands of detractors. The state­ment assured the rank and file of the party of an early and “prin­cipled” resolution of the issues, adding that, ultimately, the NDC would emerge stronger and more united.

It urged all members of the NDC to re-dedicate themselves to working for victory in the presi­dential and parliamentary elections in 2024, to “alleviate the sufferings of the Ghanaian people”.

Meanwhile, Mr Inusah Fuseini, former Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale Central Constit­uency, has called on members of the NDC to exercise restraint on the changes made in the lead­ership of the party’s caucus in Parliament.

He said the decision was in the best interest of the party in win­ning election 2024, even though the affected people should have been pre-informed.

Mr Fuseini in a telephone interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on the recent changes said the decision had been already taken, hence the support­ers must accept it and rally behind the new leaders.

He said the leaders in Parlia­ment were appointed by the same appointing authority so when there was the need for changes, all party supporters should accept the decision.

Mr Fuseini said supporters of the affected leaders should keep calm.

The new leadership of the party in Parliament are Dr Cassiel Ato Forson as leader of minority group, Mr Armah Kofi Buah, deputy minority leader, Mr Kwame Agbodza, minority whip, Mr Ahmed Ibrahim, first deputy whip and Madam Comfort Doyoh Ghansah, second deputy whip. -GNA

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