The Council of Elders of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has summoned an emergency meeting over misunderstandings that hits the Minority Caucus of Parliament.
Information available revealed that, the NDC Council of Elders have conveyed an urgent meeting at the party’s Headquarters to resolve differences among the NDC Members of Parliament.
This came following the North Tongu lawmaker Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa’s resignation from the Parliament’s Appointments Committee.
Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has tendered in his resignation to the Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin indicating his decision to resign as a member of the Appointments Committee.
The letter which was delivered to the Speaker, Alban Bagbin and the Minority Leader, Haruna Idrissu on Tuesday night said; “This is to formally convey my decision to discontinue my membership of the Appointments Committee after days of careful reflection and thoughtful considerations.”
According to the Former Ranking Member on Foreign Affairs, the reasons for this difficult decision are both personal and on principle.
“Respectfully, do take note that my resignation is with immediate effect and therefore I shall not be available for the vetting of nominees for Deputy Ministerial positions.”
“May I extend to you, Leadership of the House, the Committee of Selection and Leadership of the great National Democratic Congress, my sincere gratitude for the opportunity to serve as a member of the Appointments Committee in the 6th, 7th and 8th Parliament of the Republic of Ghana.”
“Kindly accept. Right Honourable, the assurances of my highest esteem.” He said.
Meanwhile, the Members of Parliament for Bolga Central Constituency Isaac Adongo has earlier dissociated himself from the Parliament’s Appointments Committee following the unanimous decision taken by the Committee to approve the Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta. He has also criticized the Minority leadership for consenting to Ken Ofori-Atta’s approval.