Angry Asawase constituents storm party office, burn car tyres to protest replacement of Muntaka
Heavy security had to be deployed at the Ashanti regional office of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to forestall the destruction of properties.
Angry Asawase constituents marched to the office to express their disappointment over the replacement of their Member of Parliament, Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak, with MP for Adaklu, Kwame Agbodza as the Minority Chief Whip in parliament.
The aggrieved NDC supporters burnt car tyres at the regional party office.
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In one voice, they called the bluff of the national party executives over the parliamentary leadership changes.
Their demand is just one. The party should reverse the changes made else they risk losing their votes.
“They want to destroy our party. Without Muntaka in the parliamentary leadership, no vote,” Usman Ismail fumed.
The regional chairman of NDC, Augustus Andrews Nana Akwasi had to intervene to calm down nerves.
He assured them of forwarding their grievances to the appropriate quarters.
“The party has structures. Let’s not do anything that will put the name of the party into disrepute. Let’s rather remain united and reclaim power in 2024,” he said.
The police were also swift with their intervention in preventing the destruction of properties.
Meanwhile, at an earlier press conference by some Asawase constituency executives of NDC, they tasked leadership of the party to reverse its decision.
“We are yet to come to terms with the news as to whether or not such decision was taken by the functional executive committee of which both Haruna Iddrisu and Muntaka Mubarak are members. Whether or not the Council of Elders of the party were consulted; whether or not the minority MPs were consulted, we are compelled to come to the conclusion that, the action is undemocratic as it lacks proper and broader consultation.
“We are by this statement requesting the party to withdraw these changes with immediate effect and to the needful,” Asawase constituency NDC secretary, Mugis Mahdi stated.
Source – Onuaonline.com