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Former Majority leader begs NDC not to replace Haruna Idrisu

Former Majority Leader, Mr Cletus Avoka has admonished the NDC hierarchy not to go ahead with its indended agenda to change the NDC Caucus leadership in Parliament.

 

It will cause havoc for the opposition National Democratic Congress in the House.

Speaking in an interview on Starr FM, the senior member of the NDC cautioned against attempt to remove their current leadership of the caucus.

 

For him, the Haruna Iddrisu-led administration may have had its challenges but have performed creditably over the time they have been in charge.

“There should be no change in leadership of the minority, I will not advocate that. I think the totality of their performance is positive. Haruna and his people have done well.  If you make the mistake of changing them, you divide the caucus. In the interest of the party and in the interest of Ghana Parliament, we don’t want to rock the boat. On the balance of achievement, I think Haruna Iddrisu has done well to continue to be the leader of the NDC caucus,” he said.

Mr Avoka however said the resignation of the North Tongu lawmaker was a rushed decision.

“Ablakwa’s resignation from the appointments committee is very unfortunate. He’s a gentleman, he’s a good MP but I don’t think resignation can be said to be the best. I’ll be surprised if more MPs resign from the appointments committee because we have met and ironed out our differences.

Mr Ablakwa in his resignation noted he had taken the decision on the basis of principle and personal conviction.

The minority has been hit with internal wrangling following the approval of some ministerial nominees the latest being finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta. Some members of the caucus have openly dissociated themselves from the reason given by their leadership in giving consensus approval to the nominee.

 

North Tongu MP Okudzeto Ablakwa has resigned from the Appointments committee over the incident.

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