According to Mr. Richard Ahiagbah, director of communications for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) should abandon the 2024 presidential elections due to the type of changes they have made to their parliamentary leadership.
Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson has taken over as Minority Leader for the NDC in lieu of Haruna Iddrisu. James Klutse Avedzi has also lost his position as deputy minority leader, according to the party.
Kofi Armah Buah, a legislator from Ellembelle, has taken his post as well.
The seats in Tamale South, Ketu North, and Asawase, as well as the 2024 presidential elections, should be bid farewell by the NDC.
He tweeted, “The NDC practices vice while preaching virtue.”
Johnson Asiedu Nketia, the National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress, provided an explanation for the decision following the changes in the minority leadership.
He claimed that the economy, energy, and infrastructure are the main issues that have been the subject of recent debates.
He claimed that, as a result, the party thought it important to put its finest guys who are knowledgeable about these topics forward.
On January 24, he stated to the media that “the debates and other conversations will center on the economic, therefore, you need to put your finest guy forward in the economy,” which is what we have done.
We also considered energy. We had to decide on Kofi Armah Buah, our former energy minister, to be the deputy minority leader because of the problems with oil and power. For the infrastructure problem, Kwame Agbodza, our guy in infrastructure, should also play a significant role. It served as the main source of inspiration for the adjustments.
For instance, Charles Agbeve, the MP for Agotime Ziope, has requested answers for the National Democratic Congress’s (NDC’s) national executives’ choice to alter the minority in Parliament’s leadership.
Since there were no discussions on this topic, Mr. Agbeve said that the NDC parliamentarians were taken aback when the revisions were announced.
“I am flabbergasted, the news hit me since it is one of the last things I am anticipating at this moment, and so I am astonished,” he said in an interview with TV3’s Komla Kluste.
Since the national executives often confer with the leadership of Parliament before meeting the caucus, I took me a while to fully understand the news. This is because there have been innumerable meetings between the caucus and the national executives on a variety of topics.
When problems arise, the leadership decides to consult the national executives for guidance before deciding on a course of action. So, if there was going to be a shake-up like this, one would have assumed that there would have been some engagements, and that engagement would have mellowed down the surprise and shock.
“You will know there will be some modifications here and there, and then people will provide their opinions and recommendations, but this was not done, and I will want to know what went into this thinking, I will want some answers that will give us all reasons to support it.”
Fifi Kwetey, who is the general secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), talked about why the changes were made.
He said the choice was made to reposition the party for the 2024 elections.
According to a statement released on January 24 and signed by the party’s general secretary, Fiifi Kwetey, it is now necessary for you to step down from your position as deputy minority leader right away.
The statement continued, “I would like to offer on behalf of the party our sincere gratitude for your work over the years in this position.”
Additionally, it is requested that you work with the new officer to make the proper handover arrangements. We now assure you of our greatest respect.