60 NDC MPs oppose new Minority leadership; call for broader consultations

Sixty National Democratic Congress (NDC) Members of Parliament have called on the national electives of the party to rescind its decision to change the leadership of the Minority caucus of Parliament.

The undersigned NDC MPs said in a statement that they believe the party leaders failed to take into consideration the unity of purpose and focus the Minority caucus requires to address issues.

“With all due respect to the leadership of our party at all levels, we wish to request that they patiently broaden and deepen consultations on the subject again because we have doubts about how thorough the process was,” excerpts of the statement read.

The MPs also request for the extension of the mandate of the old Minority leadership to the end of May 2023.

Therefore in the light of the Party’s National Executive Committee’s decision at its last meeting to extend the mandate of all Directors to the end of May 2023. We respectfully request that to extend to all levels of leadership of the party, including Parliament,” the statement added.

Read the full statement below:

We the undersigned NDC Members of Parliament have taken note of a letter signed by our party General Secretary Fiifi Kwetey, dated 23/01/23 and addressed to the Speaker of Parliament. The letter purportedly makes changes to the leadership of our caucus.

With all due respect to the leadership of our party at all levels, we wish to request that they patiently broaden and deepen consultations on the subject again because we have doubts about how thorough the process was.

We are concerned that this critical decision didn’t seem to have taken into consideration the unity of purpose and focus our caucus requires to deal with; the Electoral Commission’s intentions to introduce a new CI, the government’s IMF negotiations and its intended reintroduction of the Agyapa deal before the House. We also think this decision would have unintended consequences as we go into our Parliamentary primaries.

Therefore in the light of the Partys’ National Executive Committee’s decision at its last meeting to extend the mandate of all Directors to the end of May 2023.

We respectfully request that to extend to all levels of leadership of the party, including Parliament.

Until then, without disregarding the letter signed by the General Secretary of our party and without malice towards our colleagues proposed as new leaders, we the undersigned NDC members of Parliament resolve to stand by our current leadership, until the process of consultation is satisfactory to all concerned.

  1. Alhassan Sayibu Suhuyini
  2. Dr Kwabena Donkor
  3. Dominic Akuritinga Ayine
  4. Ernest Norgbe
  5. Eric Opoku
  6. Yusif Sulemana
  7. Samuel George
  8. Sampson Ahi
  9. Ibrahim Mohammed Murtala
  10. Edward Bawa
  11. A B A Fuseini
  12. Abed-Nego Bandim
  13. Collins Dauda
  14. Thomas Nyarko Ampem
  15. Edwin Nii Lantey Vanderpuye
  16. Isaac Adongo
  17. Angela Oforiwa Alorwu-Tay
  18. Linda Obenewaa Akweley Ocloo
  19. Haruna Seidu
  20. Teddy Safori Addi
  21. Dan Latif
  22. Zuwera Ibrahimah
  23. Clement Abas Apaak
  24. Godfred Seidu Jasaw
  25. Emmanuel Bedzrah
  26. Bukari Nikpe Joseph
  27. Andrew Dari Chiwitey
  28. Hamza Adam
  29. Abdulai Jacob Iddris
  30. Dawuni Abukari
  31. Francis-Xavier Sosu
  32. Sampson Tangombu Chiragia
  33. James Agalga
  34. Okletey Terlabi

35.Yussif Jajah

  1. Solomon Kuyon
  2. Baba Seidu Issifu
  3. Yao Gomado
  4. Mohamned Adam Sukparu
  5. Bede A. Ziedeng
  6. Daniel Nsala Wakpal
  7. Sebastian Sandaare
  8. Muhammad Bawah Braimah
  9. Joseph K Kumah
  10. Lydia Akanvariba
  11. Cletus S Dapilah
  12. Alazuuga A. Akuka
  13. Ben Ayiku
  14. Joseph A. Tettey
  15. Isaac Ashai Odamtten
  16. Naser Mahama Toure
  17. Kobena Woyome
  18. Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije
  19. Thomas Dalu
  20. Sumah M. Anthony
  21. Sanja Nanja
  22. Adams Abdul Salam
  23. B. T Baba
  24. Dominic Napare
  25. Oscar Ofori Larbi

By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Metrotvonline.com | Ghana

 

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