I Am Fully In Charge Of The Minority In Parliament – Haruna Iddrisu Reacts To Ablakwa’s Resignation


Member of Parliament for Tamale South and Minority Leader of Ghana’s Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu has reacted to the issues of misunderstanding within his caucus over the approval of President Akuffo-Addo’s ministerial nominees.

It could be recalled that the minority in Parliament came under a barrage of attacks after failing to reject President Akuffo-Addo’s ministerial nominees who underperformed during the vetting process. Ken Ofori-Atta was also recommended for approval by consensus by all 13 minority members of the committee even though there were outstanding issues according to the report of the committee.

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Earlier today, a member of the appointments committee, Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwa tendered in his resignation letter on grounds of principles and personal decision. Isaac Adongo, MP for Bolga East and a member of the NDC caucus called out his leadership for endorsing the Finance Minister nominee after destroying the economy.

Addressing the media after a brief meeting with the party’s leadership and the caucus over the recent happenings, the minority leader said he was fully in charge of the minority. “Not at all, I am fully in charge. I am the Minority Leader, this morning, I have engaged with the party leadership and Council of Elders,” he told reporters in the chamber while answering questions on the resignation of the Tongu MP from the Appointments Committee of the House.

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“We look forward to cooperation and collaboration. Let not anybody exaggerate that I have more than what I have which is known parametrically and numerically. The party has anytime we have discussed this with caucus and Parliament to make a determination of the matter. Don’t forget that I am in Parliament in my own right as an elected Member of Parliament for Tamale South”.

Scores of supporters of the opposition NDC are not happy with the party’s leadership in Parliament with some of them calling for a change in leadership.

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