The Minority Leader in Parliament, Alhaji Haruna Iddrisu has charged the leadership of former Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) and Members of Parliament (MPs) of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to forgive each other to enable them improve on their relationships for the betterment of the party.
Iddrissu said “the relationship between the President who is the appointing authority and the party needs to improve, and we will work to improve it constitutionally.
“We would file an amendment that compares the President to reach out to the National Leadership of the party, you do not determine and put NPP men in some of our shoes who today are celebrating, and yet, they say we should starve”, he stated.
He said though, national good is important, the party must be part of the appointing authority to agree and disagree on who from where should be appointed into which position; Alhaji Iddrisu further indicated that with the involvement of the party there would be broad consultation before anybody is given appointment.
Addressing Members of the Association of former Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) of the NDC in Accra over the weekend on the theme; ‘Re-Organising the NDC for Victory 2020’, the Minority leader likened the relationship of many MPs and MMDCEs to ‘cats and dogs relationship’, and urged that such attitudes be stopped for the sake of the NDC.
Alhaji Haruna explained that there were MCEs who “undermined their MPs because the MPs were not behaving right, there were those who were disrespecting their MCEs; they work together but they do not like each other,” he revealed.
He cited a number of instances where MCEs and MPs undermined each other. He appealed to the Association of MMDCEs and MPs to try and forgive each other for sake of unity in the NDC.
He also advised members of the Association to eschew hypocrisy, and stand by their conviction when supporting a cause, “you have to speak with one voice and stand by it, because consistency and credibility is important”, he stated.
Source: Delali A. Awuyeh