Former Majority Leader in the erstwhile John Evans Atta Mills’ administration, Cletus Apul Avoka has reacted to the new changes in the leadership of the opposition NDC in Parliament.

The Zebilla East MP has kicked against the party’s decision on the grounds that the timing is wrong.

Speaking on Accra-based JoyNews’ “the Pulse,” the former Interior Minister is of the view that the party should rather focus on how to wrestle power from the ruling NPP in the 2024 general elections.

This comes after the opposition party, on Tuesday, January 24, announced a shake-up in its parliamentary leadership of the NDC.

The current leader of the caucus, Mr. Haruna Iddrisu has been replaced by the MP for Adjumako Enyan-Essian, Mr. Cassiel Ato Forson.

A letter from the NDC signed by Fiifi Kwetey, the party’s General Secretary, to the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Alban Bagbin, reads, “The national leadership of the National Democratic Congress wishes to formally bring to your notice the following changes the Party has undertaken in its parliamentary leadership.”

Minority Leader: Hon. Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson
Deputy Minority Leader: Hon. Kofi Armah Buah.

Minority Chief Whip: Hon. Kwame Agbodza
First Deputy Whip: Hon. Ahmed Ibrahim
Second Deputy Whip: Hon. Comfort Doyo Ghusah
It adds, “The new leadership would be charged to recommend consequential changes in the Ranking membership to Headquarters of the party for approval.”

The statement concludes, “Please accept the assurance of our highest regard.”