BREAKING News: 91 NDC MPs Sign Petition To Reinstate Minority Leadership
91 Members of Parliament on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have signed a petition demanding for reinstatement of Honourables Haruna Iddrisu, Muntaka Mubarak and James Avedzi as Minority Leader, Minority Whip and Deputy leader respectively.
The petition which started with 11 Core MPs from three regions signing this morning grew to 25, to 49 and 62 before recent update indicates 91 MPs out of 137 have so far signed.
More Members are expected to sign the petition to the National Executive Committee of the party.
Credible sources told MyNewsGh.com the decision to remove the trio was the single work of National Chairman Johnson Asiedu Nketiah and General Secretary Fiifi Fiavi kwetey.
Sources say the Party’s Council of elders, National Executive Committee, Functional Executive Committee among other organs were not aware of the decision.
The NDC MPs’ petition presents a challenge to the legitimacy of Cassiel Ato Forson, Kwame Agbodza and Emmanuel Armah Buah as new leaders to replace the deposed Haruna Iddrisu, Muntaka Mubarak and James Avedzi.
So far almost all NDC MPs hailing from all the 5 Northern Regions as well as MPs from Western, Central, Ashanti Region, Greater Accra, Bono East and Ahafo have so far signed.
A couple of NDC MPs from Volta Region who signed petition say they did so because they believe Avedzi James should continue instead of the New Armah Buah.
The few hold outs who are yet to sign the petition are mostly Volta Region MPs due to a disagreement within their caucus.
This move comes after it was revealed NDC 2020 Flagbearer and former President John Mahama rejected the move to change the leadership.
Journalist Kwesi Pratt revealed Mahama asked that the decision stalls.
“The former president did not endorse this,” he revealed based on his impression from conversations he had with top echelon of the party.
“I have spoken to many people, and from what I’m told, unless those who spoke to me are a bunch of bloody liars and so on, the former president did not appear to be very happy about this arrangement,” Mr. Pratt said on Metro TV’s Good Morning Ghana on Wednesday.