Minority Chip Whip Governs Kwame Agbodza says the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has settled the rife among some of its Members of Parliament after the change in the Minority leadership.
Speaking on Good Morning Ghana on Metro TV Governs Agbodza said the party’s National Council of Elders, National Executive Council, and other party stakeholders intervened to resolve the issue amicably.
“Let me thank the National Council of Elders, the former President, and God willing the next of Ghana, President Mahama for the efforts they put in to intervene and address the concerns of our colleagues [NPP MPs] who were not against the change of leadership in Parliament, they were asking for a clearer way by which we can be cleared as to how somebody becomes a leader in Parliament. Unfortunately, both party constitution and national constitution isn’t quite clear on how parties can come to select their leaders in Parliament,” he asserted.
“Over the weekend the tempo was quite high in terms of that interaction. Yesterday, the Council of Elders together with representatives of the National Executive Council led by Chairman Johnson Asiedu Nketia and Fifi Kwetey met us [Minority caucus] in Parliament and took us through what they have done and told us what they’re going to do henceforth.”
“The petitioners accepted and agreed that they were satisfied with that based on that the NEC introduced us [the new Minority leaders] to the caucus which is what they normally do they were not able to do that because the letter apparently leaked leading to the agitation. Now that all that have been taken care of, this morning, we are all going to Parliament not to focus on any other thing but the thing that matters to Ghanaians.”
“The issues have been resolved,” the Adaklu MP said.
A statement signed by the party’s General Secretary, Fifi Kwetey, on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, announced Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson as the new Minority Leader with Emmanuel Kofi-Armah Buah as the Deputy Minority Leader.
MP for Adaklu, Governs Kwame Agbodza was also named as the party’s new Minority Chief Whip, taking over from Asawase MP, Muntaka Mubarak.
This development has since been met with a lot of resentment from some quarters of the party, including Tamale Central MP, Murtala Mohammed who has questioned the timing and relevance of the change.
By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Metrotvonline.com | Ghana