NPP executives in crunch meeting over ‘sack Ofori-Atta’ brouhaha

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Today, Tuesday, November 22, at 5 p.m., the Council of Elders and national leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) met with members of the Majority caucus.

According to reports, a meeting of MPs will be held at the Alisa Hotel in Accra to discuss their demands that Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta be fired and their threat to boycott the Thursday presentation of the 2023 Budget.

On Thursday, November 24, the Majority caucus is divided about who will deliver the 2023 budget.

This comes after 98 of them urged President Akufo-Addo to fire Ken Ofori-Atta right now.

They claim that they lack faith in the troubled minister.

The 98 MPs may skip the budget reading if Mr. Ofori-Atta presents it, according to Andy Appiah-Kubi, the MP for Asante Akyem North and the non-conformist party’s spokesperson.

“We’ve gone back to (our demand for the President to) sack him now and therefore should the budget be presented under the stamp of the Finance Minister, we’ll not participate because as far as we’re concerned, we’re never going to do business with him.”

According to reports, the meeting’s major goal will be to help resolve the difficulties brought up for the smooth presentation of the budget so that government business is not hampered. The meeting’s central concern is reportedly the ominous danger to party cohesiveness as well as government operations.


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