Asawase MP Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak has criticized the National Democratic Congress for changing the minority leadership in Parliament.
The former Minority Chief Whip, who called the move a coup, said that the 17 sitting MPs who failed to secure the party’s nomination for the 2024 elections could have been saved if the old leaders were still in charge.
He said that the minority caucus will suffer from the loss of experience in the next Parliament.
He said that the NPP took advantage of the confusion in some constituencies to win them over from the NDC in the 2020 elections.
He said that the NPP is now struggling to stay afloat and that the NDC should have capitalized on that instead of losing 17 MPs.
He said that the coup in Parliament was poorly timed and did not allow the new leadership to settle and strategize.
He also advised the NDC’s flagbearer-elect John Mahama to meet with the MPs in smaller groups to heal the wounds and unite the party for the 2024 elections.
He said that many MPs are bitter about the party’s internal affairs.