Member of Parliament for Zebilla Constituency in Upper East Region, Hon. Cletus Avoka has called on the leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to suspend the reshuffle of leadership in Parliament.
At a press conference held in Parliament, Cletus Avoka indicated that Members of Parliament are not against the reshuffle but this is not the right time for the change in leadership.
According to him, the party decided to make changes in the leadership after May 13, 2023, when the party holds its primaries.
He further added that the timing of the change could split the party as they head into the 2024 general elections.
Hon. Cletus Avoka who was once the majority leader for the NDC added that the right principles were not followed leading to the reshuffle hence the need for the executives to suspend the decision.
The former Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak also added that leaders should be very careful as the decision they have taken is very surprising and could put the party on different fronts as they hope to gain power in 2024.
Meanwhile, at the NDC headquarters, the newly appointed minority leader, Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson together with the General Secretary of the Party, Fiifi Kwetey and the National Chairman, Asiedu Nketiah also indicated that their decision for the reshuffle is final and will not be changed.
They added that the leaders of the party will hold a broader meeting on Tuesday to communicate their decisions and choice of new leaders.