The hue and cry of a number of aggrieved NDC sympathisers over the party’s decision to approve the nomination of Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta in Parliament may be toning down in the coming days.
This comes as the party’s leadership says it has successfully held meetings with the rank and file and has come to a consensus on how to deal with the grievances raised. The meeting was held among the Council of Elders of the NDC, the entire Parliamentary caucus as well as the party’s leadership.
“The meeting was conducted in a healthy atmosphere in which the concerns of the teeming members and supporters were adequately ventilated and addressed,” a statement signed by the National Chairman of the party, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo said.
Deputy Ranking Member on the Finance Committee of Parliament, Isaac Adongo had earlier broken ranks with the Minority Caucus in the House over the approval of Ofori-Atta as Finance Minister.
North Tongu MP, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa had followed in the steps of his colleague, Adongo, by resigning from the Appointments Committee of Parliament also supposedly over the approval of Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta.
These actions by the NDC MPs, coupled with previous accusations against the minority leadership in parliament by the party’s National Communications Officer, Sammy Gyamfi got many asking if the seeming cracks in the party were further deepening, a situation some predicted could have adverse consequences for the party in the next general elections.
But the party says it has resolved these challenges and is charting a new path for the future.
Read the NDC’s full statement below:
The Leadership of the National Democratic Congress has held a meeting with the Council of Elders of the party, and the entire Parliamentary Caucus in the aftermath of the disquiet and misgivings that characterized the approval of the Ministerial nominees of President Akufo-Addo.
The meeting was conducted in a healthy atmosphere in which the concerns of the teeming members and supporters were adequately ventilated and addressed.
Accordingly, the Leadership of the party wishes to assure all and sundry that the matters that have provoked public commentary have been dealt with in a manner that will promote and strengthen the cohesion of the party and all its organs.
We call on all to assure them on the need to put party unity over and above all interests so that together, we can hold the Akufo-Addo government to account even as we take measures to develop strategies towards the next general elections.
LONG LIVE THE NDC
ISSUED IN ACCRA THIS 31ST DAY OF MARCH, 2021
(HON. SAMUEL OFOSU-AMPOFO)