NDC MP Questions Party’s Shake-Up In Parliament; Describes Move As Undemocratic
After the major shake-up in the minority leadership in Parliament, Member of Parliament of for Tamale Central Constituency, Ibrahim Murtala Mohammed has expressed his unhappiness about the conduct of his party.
According to the vociferous legislator, the move by the party is a smack on the democratic tenets of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Speaking in an interview with Accra-based TV3 following the news, the MP disclosed that the decision lacked broader consultation adding that every single member of parliament of the NDC has expressed shock and surprise.
He continued that even the new leadership announced by the party themselves are even surprised at the decision of the party. He therefore condemned the party’s act and how it was communicated.
“Every single Member of Parliament is surprised,” he said, “And I can tell you that even those who have been proposed to take leadership, some of them are surprised that such a proposal is made without even consulting them. That is not how things are done,” he fumed.
“The NDC is a democratic party. We have touted ourselves as the pacesetters of this democracy. The NDC gave birth to the 1992 Constitution for which reason we have all collectively agreed to chart the path of democracy. How do you choose leaders for a group without consulting that group?” he wondered.
“Who told you that the group will be comfortable with the people you have chosen? Now if the group were not comfortable with the people you have chosen, then that will be the beginning of a failure of that particular leadership,” he added.