Ato Forson replaces Haruna Iddrisu as Minority Leader in Parliament
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has made changes in the party's leadership in Parliament.
The entire leadership led by Haruna Iddrisu have been moved aside.
The National Chairman of the NDC, John Asiedu Nketiah has told Graphic Online that, it is part of the restructuring of the party, from the grassroots level to the flagbearer.
Dr Cassiel Ato Forson, former Deputy Finance Minister and MP for Ajumako Enyam Essiam in the Central Region is now the Minority Leader, replacing Haruna Iddrisu.
Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, MP for Ellembelle in the Western Region also replaces James Klutse Avedzi as the Deputy Minority Leader.
Kwame Agbodza is now the Minority Whip with Ahmed Ibrahim and Comfort Doyo Ghansah as first and Second Deputy Whips.
The party in a letter dated January 23, 2023 and addressed to the Speaker of Parliament informed Parliament about the changes.
The letter stated that the new leadership have been charged to recommend consequential changes at the ranking membership to the national headquarters.
Graphic Online understands that, the affected members have also received individual letters asking them to handover immediately to the new leadership.
There has been simmering tensions in the last one year about the minority leadership in Parliament.
Some members in the last one year have been clamouring for a change accusing Haruna Iddrisu and his Chief Whip, Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka of not being potent enough in holding government accountable.
Meanwhile, some members of the NDC, especially from Tamale have expressed shock about the changes.
Some have expressed disagreement with the move by the national leadership, arguing that there has not been consultations.
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