Newly-sworn in Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Johnson Asiedu Nketiah has revealed the real reason why he has changed the NDC Minority Caucus of Parliament after much prevarication and dithering.
Mr Asiedu Nketiah, who beat Samuel Ofosu Ampofo to become the leader of the party, stressed that he was torn between reshuffling the NDC leadership in Parliament and resigning. And he had no way of resigning.
Revealing the reason real for the brutal reshuffle that has left many a party faithful worried, Mr Asiedu Nketiah emphasized that the leadership of Haruna Iddrisu failed to cooperate with the Speaker of Parliament as was expected and so he had to do the needful and get leaders who would work with the Speaker to the advantage of the National Democratic Congress.
“My priorities in Parliament is to see our Parliamentary Caucus working together and also cooperating with the Speaker of Parliament. Why did we struggle to get an NDC person elected as Speaker of Parliament? There are certainly some advantages. And those advantages can be tapped into when your leadership Is cooperating with the Speaker.
So we cannot have a situation where NPP leadership is cooperating with the Speaker and our NDC leadership has challenges cooperating with the Speaker. And if you’re given a party whose leadership in Parliament is not working together, what do you do? You make the changes or you resign. And I am not about to resign,” he explained.