Tamale NDC supporters storm party’s office over leadership changes

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In response to the unexpected restructuring of the National Democratic Congress’ parliamentary leadership, some of the party’s supporters in Tamale, in the Northern Region, have gathered at the regional office of the party.

The massive change in the Minority leadership announced by the largest opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has incurred the wrath of some supporters.

Supporters say the decision will not be good for the party. Hence, they want the leadership of the party to rescind the decision or face their wrath.

In a brief message announcing the changes on Tuesday, the party said Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson takes over from Haruna Iddrisu as the Minority Leader, while Ellembelle MP, Kofi Armah Boah replaces James Klutse Avedzi as Deputy Minority Leader.

A letter addressed by the NDC’s General Secretary, Fifi Fiavi Kwetey to the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumani Kingsford Bagbin stated.

The supporters numbering close to a hundred have besieged the office seeking answers to the change.

The former Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu and Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak has been in Parliament for close to 20 years. Thus, their removal is being opposed by Tamale Central MP who believes the party is only bringing in inexperienced legislators to steer the affairs of the Minority Caucus.

He said the party ought to have consulted the leadership in Parliament before taking such a decision.

“The timing is completely wrong. What is the basis of changing our parliamentary leadership? They are only taking away the most experienced leaders and bringing in the less experienced ones. Nobody told them we are dissatisfied with the leadership. Who told them we are unhappy with their performance?” the MP said.

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