Tamale North MP, Alhassan Sayibu Suhuyini has expressed his dissatisfaction with the National Executives of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) for interfering with parliamentary affairs. He believes that the executives are neglecting their responsibilities and attempting to remotely control the Minority Caucus in Parliament.
Suhuyini criticised the National Chairman, General Secretary, and other executives, stating that they should focus on managing the party alongside party MPs, rather than coaching members of the Minority Caucus on their duties in Parliament. He stressed that the executives’ current posturing does not bode well for the NDC’s electoral fortunes in the forthcoming general elections.
Suhuyini warned that the 2024 elections would not be determined solely by Parliament, but also by mobilisation and education done by officers on the streets, markets, and campuses. He called on the National Officers to change their conduct if the NDC is serious about winning power from the ruling New Patriotic Party.
The MP’s concerns come after the National Chairman of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, led the newly elected national leadership to effect changes at the parliamentary front of the Minority Caucus, causing confusion in the NDC minority leadership in Parliament.
The matter was resolved by former President John Dramani Mahama and other party elders, but recently raised its head in Parliament after some members of the Minority voted to approve the newly appointed Ministers and Supreme Court Justices by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, disregarding the party’s directive.