The NDC leadership completely supports the Minority Caucus’ decision to abstain from voting in support of Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson and Assin North MP, James Gyakye Quayson.
In an interview with Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen on Friday, Sammy Gyamfi, the National Democratic Congress’ national communications officer, disclosed this.
“While this boycott is not intended to disrupt the functioning of the country or parliament as a whole, our party executives believe that supporting our members in this manner will help put an end to the unwarranted targeting they have been facing,” Mr Gyamfi stated.
He further emphasized, “The minority will not exploit this boycott to undermine the activities of the House or the welfare of our nation. However, it is crucial that our party’s leadership extends their support to bolster and uplift our MPs who have been subjected to excessive criticism and hostility.”
In support of its leader, Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson, and Assin North MP James Gyakye Quayson in their individual legal battles, the Minority in Parliament has chosen to abstain from today’s parliamentary business, Thursday, July 6, in order to show its support.
The Caucus views this as evidence that they stand unitedly behind their colleagues during their unjust trials.
The NDC MPs reaffirmed their intention to skip meetings whenever the cases are heard in a press release issued to that effect by their Chief Whip, Governor Kwame Agboza.