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Majority Storms Jubilee House …To Discuss New Leaders

All Members of Parliament on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have been marshaled for an emergency meeting with President Nana Akufo-Addo at the Banquet Hall of the Seat of Government- Jubilee House, tonight; The New Publisher can state on good authority.

Insiders say the meeting was originally to have been held on Tuesday but the President’s tight schedules compelled a postponement to tonight.

Deep-throats say among the list of topics on the agenda for the meeting would be a dialogue and consensus building on the composition of a new leadership for the Majority Caucus of the current Parliament.

There are talks of proposals for a reshuffle in the current composition of the Leadership of the Majority.

In the midst of the talks, a handful of NPP MPs from the Ashanti Region yesterday held a mini-press briefing which was addressed by MP for Bekwai in the Ashanti Region, Joe Osei Owusu, to deny the veracity of the said speculations.

“We have confidence in the Leadership as they are and the status quo shall remain. We are aware that upon the nomination of one of the Deputy Whips as a Minister, a replacement would be made. That replacement would be made by the Caucus when we have had the opportunity and the time to consider the appropriate replacement”, Joe Osei Owusu who also doubles as the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament noted.

He continued: “The Parliament of Ghana has adopted Standing Orders which places the selection and change of leadership of the Caucus in the hands of the Caucus and not anybody outside Parliament.

Barely an hour after the Joe Osei Owusu press conference, another group of MPs from the same Majority Caucus were said to have assembled for another press conference to disassociate themselves from the position adopted first group.

Some members of the current Leadership were said to have stepped in to restrain the second group of MPs who insist they were neither contacted nor consulted by Joe Osei Owusu and his set of MPs

Tonight’s meeting at the Jubilee is expected to be one of frank and open dialogue on the exact issues regarding the proposed reshuffle.

Meanwhile, some members of the Minority have started to mock the Majority and to describe the press conference addressed by Joe Osei Owusu as one with tribal undertones.

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