Members of the opposition National Democratic Congress in the Tamale South Constituency in the northern region have threatened to vote skirt and blouse if the National Chairman, Johnson Aseidu Nketiah removes their MP, Haruna Iddrisu as the Minority Leader in Parliament.
When asked what actions they will take if the decision to replace Haruna Iddrisu replace is not reversed, the NDC Tamale South Constituency Chairman said, “We know what to do. Aseidu Nketiah vote, me too, I vote; all these people vote. So don’t ask me what we’re going to do, we know what to do.”
“I am the Chairman for the Tamale South Constituency, so if we go round and tell our people that vote for Haruna and don’t vote for John Mahama, do you think it will be good for the party? So don’t ask me what we would do, I have the power and don’t ask me we would do” he emphasized.
The disgruntled Chairman further accused the NDC Chairman of masterminding the removal of the Tamale South lawmaker.
“But I want to remind you Aseidu Nketiah that the time you became our General Secretary, you didn’t have a pesewa to give anybody – we gave the secretary to you – so now you are a big man and you punish people, look at nonsense, if you’re the National Chairman and so what?
The agitations comes on the back of a decision contained in a letter signed by the NDC General Secretary to reshuffle the five leadership of the party in Parliament on Tuesday, January 24, 2023.
The NDC General Secretary, Fifi Fiavi Kwetey in a radio interview on Accra based Citi FM emphatically stated that the party will not reverse the decision to change its parliamentary leadership.
Mr Kwetey went further to dismiss claims that there were no consultations before the party decided to change its leadership in Parliament.
He said all the key party members were consulted before the decision to change the Haruna Iddrisu led team.
The National Chairman, Johnson Aseidu Nketiah had earlier on explained the rational for the shake up was to have a regional balance in the leadership.
According to him, the change was part of the ongoing reorganization process to help the opposition party capture political power during the 2024 elections.
Justifying the decision, Mr. Nketiah stated in the lead up to the 2024 elections, the economy would a major subject for political discussions in the process, emphasizing that the debates on the floor of Parliament will change to issues on the economy, infrastructure and energy, hence it is important they [NDC] put the best in those fields to properly argue their stance.