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The NDC won’t hesitate to sit at the minority side in Parliament – Haruna Iddrisu admits


The Leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) caucus in Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu says his won’t hesitate to sit on the Minority side of the Parliamentary house.

Mr. Iddrisu said the NDC MPs will have no problem “sitting to the left side of the Speaker” so far as the gathering’s “numerical strength is regarded in the arrangement of panels and in the determination of leadership .”

Talking at a Press conference held today, Thursday, 14th January 2021, Mr, Iddrisu demanded that the “composition of committees [In Parliament] should portray the character and strength of Political parties and the numbers of their elected MPs.”

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“The composition ought to reflect past simple numbers and include other factors including leadership of committee. As we have 137-137, who chairs and who leads,” he explained.

Mr. Iddrisu’s present position is different from his previous position.

While Mr. Iddrisu had before proposed that their side in Parliament will be the following majority, the Chairman of NDC, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo had affirmed that the Party will utilize each lawful way to guarantee majority in Parliament.

The choice by MPs from the NDC to sit on the majority side of Parliament during the initiation of the eighth Parliament implied that the Party’s caucus was expecting to be the Majority in Parliament.

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Both the governing NPP and the opposition NDC have split the seats in Parliament evenly with the Independent Member of Parliament for Fomena breaking the tie.

The Majority title between the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been the trend and debate after the declaration of the 2020 parliamentary poles.

The Flag Bearer of the National Democratic Congress, John Dramani Mahama’s motion for amendments of his Petition challenging the results of 2020 Election was granted by the Supreme Court of Ghana as it has been rescheduled.


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