Former Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu was conspicuously missing at the crunch meeting called by the Council of Elders with the Minority Caucus and the National Executive Committee (NEC) on Monday, February 6.
The meeting resolved to back the decision to select Dr Cassiel Ato Forson of Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam Constituency as the Minority Leader with Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah of Ellembelle Constituency as the Deputy Minority Leader. Adaklu’s Governs Kwame Agbodza is replacing Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak as the Minority Chief Whip.
The Asawase Member of Parliament was also missing at the meeting.
But later writing to confirm the resolution by all at Monday’s meeting, former Deputy Minority Leader James Klutse Avedzi said he was sent to the meeting by the Tamale South MP.
“We the former leaders made up of Hon. Haruna Iddrisu, the former Minority Leader, Hon. James Klutse Avedzi, Deputy Minority Leader and Hon. Muntaka Mubarak, Minority Chief Whip assured the Council of Elders of the Party when we met them on Tuesday 17th January 2023, that we will abide by their resolution of the challenges,” he wrote on Monday, February 6.
“This assurance was disclosed to the Council when Hon. Haruna Iddrisu asked me to sum up our position on the matter.”
He subsequently thanked the Council chaired by Alhaji Mahama Iddrissu and former President John Dramani Mahama for their intervention.
The National Chairman, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, assured that all concerns that arose out of the announcement have been resolved.
“You can see from the enthusiasm that the challenges that arose out of the announcement of the new leadership of our caucus in Parliament have all been resolved,” he said after the meeting.
“All concerns have been addressed so we are just looking forward.”
One of the Minority MPs who signed the petition to the Council, Cletus Apuul Avoka, on Ghana Tonight on TV3 on Monday pledged to work with the new leadership.