MP for the Asawase Constituency and former Minority Chief Whip, Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka, insists he disagrees with the approach the leadership of the Minority Group were reshuffled and announced by the National leadership of his party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Speaking at a press conference held yesterday, Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka challended claims that he and members of the outgone leadership were consulted and agreed to the new change.
“I mean, I heard some officers saying that some elders were sent to talk to us”.
“I would be very happy to be mentioning which elder was sent to me to talk to me, because no elder spoke to me,” the said former Minority Whip said.
“At no such meeting was this issue brought up for discussion. So it is clear that the letter may have been written by the General Secretary, but it’s a decision by a few people, and we believe that our party should sit up because Article 55 of the 1997 constitution enjoins us to follow democratic processes.”
“We were never consulted. Rumours that some Elders were sent to talk to us, that is not true. We do not think it is acceptable for us as parliamentarians to watch on as leaders are chosen for us,” Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka added.
The NDC announced the leadership change on Tuesday, 24 January 2023.
Meanwhile, the new leadership, led by Dr. Ato Forson has already taken office and started work.