Constituents besiege Tamale NDC office to protest Haruna Iddrisu’s removal as Minority leader

NDC News Constituents besiege Tamale NDC office to protest Haruna Iddrisus removal as Minority leader
JAN 24, 2023 LISTEN

Constituents of the Tamale Central area on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, massed up at the National Democratic Congress’s (NDC) office in the Northern Regional capital of Tamale to protest the removal of the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale Central, Haruna Iddrisu, from his position as the leader of the Minority in Parliament.

The constituents are calling on the National Executive Committee (NEC) to rescind its decision to change Mr Iddrisu as Minority leader.

The constituents claim if the party fails to rescind its decision, they will advise themselves.

The NDC has changed the leadership of its caucus in parliament.

A letter to the Speaker of Parliament to that effect signed by General Secretary Fifi Kwetey announced Dr Cassiel Ato Forson as the new Minority Leader.

He is to be assisted by Mr Emmanual Armah Kofi Buah as Deputy Minority Leader.

This means Mr James Klutse Avedzi, the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, is no longer the Deputy Minority Leader.

The statement named a new Minority Whip in the person of Mr Kwame Agbodza who replaces Muntaka Mubarak.

The First Deputy Whip remains Mr Ibrahim Ahmed and the Second Deputy Whip remains Comfort Doyoe Ghansah.

The statement said the “new leadership would be charged to recommend consequential changes in the Ranking membership to the headquarters of the party for approval”.