Former President John Dramani Mahama’s Special Assistant, Joyce Bawah Mogtari, has reacted to recent challenges within the ranks of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The party has recently experienced internal strife following changes to the minority leadership in Parliament.
A group of MPs are standing by the ousted minority leader Haruna Idrisu (Tamale South MP), while the other faction has pledged allegiance to new leader Cassiel Ato-Forson (Ajumako Enyon Esiam MP).
In what appeared to be a veiled punch at the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bawa Mogtari tweeted: “NDC did not raise a gun! NDC did not shed innocent blood!
“We have not forcibly removed or indefinitely suspended our elected general secretary or party president. We are a true democratic party, please trust the process,” his tweet on January 29, 2023.
Her response comes just 24-hours after the party’s senior council called for a ceasefire while it works to resolve the crisis.
Pro-Haruna MPs have argued that the problem stems largely from a lack of engagement and consultation on the part of the national executive regarding leadership change.
The NDC will ring changes in the parliamentary leadership
The NDC, through its Secretary General Fifi Fiavi Kwetey, wrote to the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, announcing the replacement of three members: the Minority Leader, the Deputy Minority Leader and the Minority Chief Whip.
The NDC has elected Ato Forson to replace Haruna Idrisu as the Leader of the Minorities Caucus.
Other changes include Ellembele MP Emmanuel Arma-Kofi Buah being the new Deputy Minority Chief Whip.
Adaklu MP Kwame Agbodza replaces Asawase MP Muntaka Mohammed as chief whip.
Banda MP Ahmed Ibrahim has been retained as First Deputy Minority Chief Whip while Ada MP Comfort Doyo Kudjo-Ghansah has been retained as Second Deputy Minority Chief Whip.
NDC did not raise a gun! The NDC did not shed innocent blood! We have not forcibly removed or indefinitely suspended our duly elected General Secretary or Party President. We are a real democratic party, please trust the process ????????
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