Confusion has rocked Minority Members of Parliament (MPs) over the appropriateness of endorsing former President John Dramani Mahama to lead the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the 2020 elections
A total of 94 out of the 106 Minority MPs are said to have appended their signatures to the campaign even though the number of signatories is being contested.
While one group felt that choosing former President Mahama was an exercise of their right of choice, the other side said the move was an imposition on Minority members since they all had their preferences among the flagbearer aspirants.
There was also a contestation as to whether the members were put in the know as to what they were signing for.
This was a view advanced by the MP for Yunyoo Constituency in the Northern Region,
According to him, when the list was being passed on the floor of the house for signatures, he thought it was for attendance and not for the endorsement of the candidature of former President Mahama
Why the signatures
"Joseph Naabu is not a signatory",
Likewise, he said, the MP for Keta,
He said the people felt that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) had told lies about JM despite his massive infrastructure development and growth of the economy.
Besides, he said, the people were disappointed in the performance of the NPP government.
He said the decision of the Minority MPs was not a slight on the other contenders since they all had their competencies
He said once it was an election, all the contestants should be allowed to contest on their own merit without any wholesome endorsement by MPs.
"People who want to lead the party should go and interact with the
He said as of last Thursday when the list was given to him, he