NDC Nat’l Executives reschedules meeting with Minority caucus to Feb. 6
The leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has rescheduled its intended meeting with the minority caucus on the recent changes made to their front bench in parliament to Monday, February 6, 2023.
An earlier meeting was for January 31, 2023, but could not come off on the said date.
A letter addressed to the caucus and signed by NDC General Secretary Fifi Kwetey said, “We wish to have an interactive session with your caucus on Monday, February 6 2023, at the Parliament House at 2:00 pm at a venue of your choice on the matter of the leadership change.
“The meeting will also enable us formally introduce the new leadership of the caucus.”
The meeting comes after the resistance that greeted the reshuffle, which saw Haruna Iddrisu removed as Minority Leader and replaced by Dr Cassiel Ato Forson.
The party leaders are expected to explain to the caucus reasons behind the reshuffle and get the support of all aggrieved Minority MPs.
There has been a division among group members following a reshuffle of its leadership by the national executives of the NDC on Tuesday, January 24, 2023.
As part of the leadership changes, the Ellembelle MP, Emmanuel Kofi Armah Buah, will replace James Klutse Avedzi as Deputy Minority Leader.
Kwame Agbodza is now the Chief Whip for the opposition side and will be deputized by Banda MP Ahmed Ibrahim and Ada legislator Comfort Doyo Ghansah respectively.
According to the leadership of the NDC, the changes have nothing to do with the individual performances of the MPs but rather a response to the changes in the political arena.
Some MPs signed a petition to reject the party’s decision over lack of consultation. Another group of MPs also reportedly signed a different petition to endorse the party’s decision.
Subsequently, the Council of Elders of the NDC called on both sides to cease fire.