Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, National Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has justified his choice to oust the party’s parliamentary leadership.
According to him, Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak and Minority and Minority Whip Haruna Iddrisu were fired as part of the party’s reform drive to help it win the 2024 elections.
“We started re-organization of our structures to be able to position ourselves to fight election 2024.
“We started more than a year ago, we started at the branch level. We have since done elections in about 40,000 branches and then from there we proceeded to the constituency level. We are done largely with all the constituencies, we have done regional elections and we just completed our national election and the next is to look at our leadership in Parliament. That is what we have just done,” Asiedu Nketiah said this when speaking in an interview with JoyNews
He indicated that the timing of the party’s decision and its intended effect is in line with plans to fully prepare the party for the race ahead.
“In terms of timing, it’s in line with the way we are prosecuting the national reorganization, in terms of why?, what it tells you is that the only constant thing is change. Since the environment is changing, leadership must change along with the new environment,” he said.
Mr. Nketiah emphasized that the party must choose the top authorities in those fields in order to successfully promote their position since the topics of discussion on the floor of Parliament would evolve to include the economy, infrastructure, and energy.
“We know for instance that going into election 2024, the economy is going to be the major battleground and so many of the debates will focus on the economy. So you better put your best man in economy forward that is what we have done.We also examined energy.
You are aware of the issues with petroleum and power, therefore we had to decide on Armah Kofi Buah, our former minister, to be the Deputy Minority Leader.
“The other area is infrastructure, and Kwame Agbodza being our guy in infrastructure should play a big role,” he stated.