Members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Asawase constituency have staged a demonstration to protest against the removal of their MP, Muntaka Mubarak, as Minority Chief Whip in Parliament.
The protest follows some changes the leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) made to its leadership in Parliament on January 24, 2023.
Haruna Iddrisu has been replaced by Ato Forson as minority leader.
A letter signed by General Secretary Fifi Kwetey mentioned that Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson will be assisted by Mr. Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah as Deputy Minority Leader.
In effect, Mr. James Klutse Avedzi, the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, is no longer the Deputy Minority Leader.
Mr Kwame Agbodza replaces Muntaka Mubarak as Minority Whip.
The First Deputy Whip remains Mr Ibrahim Ahmed and the Second Deputy Whip remains Comfort Doyoe Ghansah.
“New leadership would be charged to recommend consequential changes in the Ranking membership to the headquarters of the party for approval,” the statement from the NDC said.
Following the announcement of the reshuffle, some party supporters took to social media to accuse some party members of being behind the reshuffle.
In reaction to the removal of the Asawase MP Muntaka Mubarak, constituents who were clad in red armbands and headgear besieged the offices of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to protest the party’s decision.
The irate constituents also burnt tyres to express their displeasure.
The demonstrators, who were holding up posters of their MP and former President John Dramani Mahama, said they would not vote in the 2024 elections if the party’s leaders didn’t change their minds.
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