March 2, 2024

The leadership of the National  Democratic Congress in Parliament  have disagreed and   dissociated itself from claims by  Banda Legislator, and Deputy Minority Whip, Elder Ahmed Ibrahim, that most members of the NDC parliamentary caucus   if not all are backing  the candidature of Johnson Aseidu Nketia to oust incumbent national chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo.

Ahmed Ibrahim had misrepresented the minority caucus at the campaign launch of his former Boss, Johnson Aseidu Nketia, claiming the entire membership of the minority in parliament were united solidly behind the General Secretary’s bid to unseat Ofosu Ampofo.

But the caucus in a swift rebuff said the declaration by Ahmed Ibrahim was his own creation, noting that the declaration was untrue.

Unsatisfied by the conduct of the Pentecost Elder, the leadership of the caucus vehemently rejected the claims by the Banda MP.

‘The Leadership of the Caucus categorically denies the assertions by Hon. Ibrahim Ahmed and wish to state as follows:

  1. That the Leadership of the Caucus never met on the matter and have not taken any decision on the matter;
  2. That the Caucus has not met and has not taken any decision on any of the candidates contesting any position within the Party;
  3. That the Leadership and the Caucus has no position on any of the candidates vying for the respective positions in the Party;
  4. That Hon. Ahmed Ibrahim’s attention was drawn to the matter and he has since rendered an unqualified apology to the entire Caucus.’ a disclaimer under the hand of Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu read in part.

Surprising to many is the utterances by the Deputy Minority Whip against a coordinate member of the Church of Pentecost during Aseidu Nketia’s chairmanship campaign launch.

Ofosu Ampofo and Ahmed are both loyal members and elders of the Church of Pentecost.

Read details of their statement …

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

[\\\DISCLAIMER

The attention of the Leadership of the NDC Caucus in Parliament has been drawn to a statement made by Hon. Ahmed Ibrahim, MP for Banda and Deputy Minority Whip at the launch of the election campaign of Hon. Johnson Asiedu Nketiah on Tuesday, 25th October 2022, to the effect that the NDC Caucus in Parliament was supporting the candidature of the Hon. Asiedu Nketiah for the position of Chairman of the Party.

The Leadership of the Caucus categorically denies the assertions by Hon. Ibrahim Ahmed and wish to state as follows:

  1. That the Leadership of the Caucus never met on the matter and have not taken any decision on the matter;
  2. That the Caucus has not met and has not taken any decision on any of the candidates contesting any position within the Party;
  3. That the Leadership and the Caucus has no position on any of the candidates vying for the respective positions in the Party;
  4. That Hon. Ahmed Ibrahim’s attention was drawn to the matter and he has since rendered an unqualified apology to the entire Caucus.

We accordingly urge our rank and file and the public to disregard the purported statement made during the launch.

We further wish to urge all Members of the Caucus to refrain from making such comments in the immediate future.

HON. HARUNA IDDRISU (MP)

Minority Leader

 

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