We were not consulted on the minority reshuffle – Muntaka reacts

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Muntaka Mubarak, a Member of Parliament for Asawase Consituency and a former Minority Chief Whip, is dissatisfied with the removal of the National Democratic Congress from the front bench in Parliament, along with other minority leaders.

Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson was earlier this week’s Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu’s replacement by the NDC.
As the Deputy Minority Leader and Minority Chief Whip, respectively, Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, MP for Ellembelle, took over for James Klutse Avedzi, MP for Ketu North. Kwame Governs Agbodza, MP for Asawase, took over for Muntaka Mubarak, MP for Asawase.

“At no such meeting was this issue brought up for discussion. So it is clear that the letter may have been written by the General Secretary, but it’s a decision by a few people, and we believe that our party should sit up because Article 55 of the 1997 constitution enjoins us to follow democratic processes.”

“We were never consulted. Rumours that some elders were sent to talk to us, that is not true. We do not think it is acceptable for us as parliamentarians to watch on as leaders are chosen for us,”

He said this in response to a petition from NDC MPs about recent changes to the party’s front bench in the parliament.

Several NDC MPs, notably Dominic Ayine, the MP for Bolgatanga East, and Murtala Muhammed, the MP for Tamale Central, later referred to the leadership changes as highly troubling and undemocratic, claiming they were not consulted before the transition.

A petition to protest the party’s decision was signed by 44 MPs. The party’s choice, in the opinion of the 44 members, is unjust and unpopular.

However, it is also believed that 77 MPs signed a different petition endorsing the party’s choice.

Source: Ghanatodayonline.com

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