North Tamale Alhassan Suhuyini, a member of parliament, has criticised the national leadership of his party, the National Democratic Congress, and accused them of shirking their true obligations.
Speaking on Pan African TV in Accra, a clearly enraged Suhuyini said the leadership’s attempt to train parliament was completely incorrect and hostile.
According to him, the party’s leadership should oversee both its representation in parliament and its primary business.
Party leaders are not picked to run the legislature, I have maintained, at the risk of being shunned by the party. They are not picked to be coaches for the legislature. They are selected to lead the party alongside the legislature.
“So, you expect the national organisers, the women’s organisers, the chairmen, and the secretary to be massing people on the street when they have a debate in parliament and the MPs win that debate.
“To support what the legislature is doing, but when we have executives sitting on the benches advising the legislature, it won’t get us to the finish line. Our party leaders need to start realising that the 2024 elections won’t be decided in the legislature. No parliamentarian’s efforts will win it, he emphasised.
Suhuyini is one of the vocal opponents of the Minority Caucus leadership change that was ordered by a statement from the party headquarters at the beginning of this year.
About one month after Johnson Asiedu Nketiah assumed the position of National Chairman, modifications were made.
As a result of the adjustments, Cassiel Ato Forson replaced Haruna Iddrisu as the minority leader.