Tuesday, 05 March

Minority leadership shake-up: No Muntaka, no vote – Asaawase NDC threatens

Politics
The constituents have threatened to boycott the 2024 elections if the leadership of the party fails to rescind its decision

Some constituents of Asawase have staged a demonstration to kick against the removal of their Member of Parliament (MP), Mr Muntaka Mubarak, from his position as Minority Chief Whip in Parliament.

Clad in red armbands and headgear, the constituents besieged the offices of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and burnt tyres while demanding that the National Executive Committee (NEC) rescind its decision.

The constituents also threatened to boycott the 2024 elections if the leadership of the party fails to rescind its decision.

The constituents, wielding posters with the image of their MP and former President John Dramani Mahama, chanted: 'No vote'. 

A team of armed police personnel had to be deployed to the office of the NDC in the area, to protect property and lives.

The NDC announced the leadership change on Tuesday.

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.

Source: classfmonline.com