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Haruna Still In Charge As Plot By Minority Caucus To Replace Him With Ablakwa Backfires

Harruna Iddrisu

The Minority Caucus in the law making House of Parliament has been caught up in some machinations against its Leader, Haruna Iddrisu MP for Tamale South, just to get him out from his position.

Meanwhile the alleged plot by the Minority Caucus backfired as, from all indications; Haruna Iddrisu is still in charge as of the Minority Caucus in Parliament.

The failure to pull this deceitful plot through has led to the resignation of the Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, from his position as a member of the Appointments Committee of Parliament.

Although he (Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa) cited personal reasons and principles, information picked from Parliament proved otherwise.

Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa
Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa

According to information, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa resigned from the Appointments Committee because the Minority side was unable to push through with their agenda to get Haruna Iddrisu out and make him (Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa) the Minority Leader.

It has also been proven that, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa’s resignation was to send a signal to the NDC party as though the Minority Caucus has lost confidence in Haruna Iddrisu.

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A former NDC MP for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak was heard saying that “Sammy Ablakwa’s resignation is a vote-of-no-confidence in the Haruna Iddisu-led Minority in Parliament.”

It is indeed true that the minority caucus is going through crisis moment over the endorsement of Ken Ofori Attah as finance minister.

A day after the swearing-in of Ken Ofori Attah as the Minister for Finance, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa who took nominees through rigorous CV scrutiny, stepped down.

This, SUPREME has gathered was due to the recent approval of Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta.

He stated in his latter that, “May I extend to you leadership of the House, the Committee of Selection and the leadership of the great National Democratic Congress (NDC), my sincere gratitude for the opportunity to serve as a member of the 6th, 7th and 8th Parliaments of the Republic of Ghana,” the letter concluded.

However, reacting to the development after the meeting and whether there will be leadership changes within the minority in Parliament, Harruna Iddrisu said: “Not at all, I am fully in charge. I am the Minority Leader, this morning, I have engaged with the party leadership and Council of Elders….Don’t forget that I am in parliament in my own right as the elected Member of Parliament for Tamale South”.