Minority Leadership Reshuffle: Council of Elders urges MPs to refrain from speaking publicly

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Disgruntled Members of Parliament, party leaders, and others have been warned not to publicly remark on recent changes in the Minority leadership by the National Democratic Congress’s (NDC) Council of Elders.

The Council of Elders declared in a statement that it has “started procedures to act quickly on the petition and associated concerns” on Saturday, January 28, 2023.

“While this process is underway, the Council urges our Honourable Members of Parliament, Party leadership at all levels, and all concerned persons to refrain from further public pronouncements on the matter in the larger interest of our great NDC. This is a time to be circumspect in order not to play into the hands of our detractors.

“The Council assures the rank and file of the Party of an early and principled resolution of the issues and ultimately, the NDC will emerge stronger and more united,” the statement added.

Read the full letter below:

Recent changes on their front bench in the legislative chamber, some NDC MPs have petitioned the party leadership.

Given the lack of input, the MPs think the reorganization is premature and does not bode well for the opposition party moving into the upcoming elections.

“The basis for our prayer is that the party suspends the reshuffling as indicated by the General Secretary until such a time that a holistic meeting of stakeholders with consultations before a decision is taken.”

“It is on this backdrop that the national executives of the party a few weeks ago decided that all appointees in the party and parliament should remain in office after we conclude the parliamentary and presidential primaries. We are therefore surprised that the reshuffling is reaching the caucus in Parliament. We think that this is premature.”

Cletus Apul Avoka, the former majority leader and MP for Zebilla East, spoke to the media on January 26, 2023, at the request of the NDC lawmakers. He emphasized that only a conclusion reached after extensive consideration will be acceptable.

Source: Ghanatodayonline.com

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