The resilience of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is being put to test with the change in leadership of the minority in parliament.
The party in a statement signed by the General Secretary yesterday, January 24, announced changes in the Haruna-led bench.
According to the statement Cassiel Ato Forson, has been named as the new leader of the opposition in Parliament and the MP for Ellembelle, Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, as deputy Minority leader.
In a statement signed by NDC General Secretary Fifi Kwetey, Kwame Agbodza becomes the Chief Whip for the opposition side and will be deputised by Banda MP, Ahmed Ibrahim and Ada legislator, Comfort Doyo Ghansah respectively.
“The new leadership would be charged to recommend consequential changes in the Ranking membership to Headquarters of the party for approval,” the party statement added.
The initial reaction after the announcement was that of disbelief, with many registering their displeasure about the changes. Whatever sentiment one holds, it should be weighed against the largest interest of the party and the country.
The NDC party must remain focus and resolute in capturing power from the clueless New Patriotic Party.
As a newspaper, it is our hope that, the Haruna Idrissu-led leadership, will accept the new changes in good faith and lend their support to the new leadership.
Indeed, we have no doubt that the changes has everything to do with, which people are best placed to lead the minority in parliament as the party gets ready for the 2024 general election.
However, with the myriads of challenges facing the country ranging from corruption, depreciating currency and just recently the domestic debt exchange programme, the last distractions the party needs are power play.
It is our hope that this train of change will not derail the progress of the party in recapturing power.
Change must come, for the nation cannot afford to maintain the status quo after 2024.This is a clarion call for all Ghanaians, who feel unsatisfied with the state of their country to identify with this alternative platform. The NDC, cannot fail them.