Cassiel Ato Forson and his team of minority parliamentarians have been declared guilty of conspiracy to undermine the authority of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), and actually voting against the directive of the party.
Fifi Fiavi Kwetey in repudiating the Minority posted on his WhatsApp status; ‘In this particular case, you are deemed guilty until you establish your innocence’.
The verdict by Fifi Kwetey is premised on the agreement reached between the caucus and the party leadership. Unknown to the public, the minority has promised to take pictures of their votes to demonstrate their fidelity to the cause of the party.
This followed shortly after he issued a press release to register the NDC’s disapproval of what he termed a betrayal of group interest in the pursuit of personal gains.
Fifi Kwetey has selected twenty-five members of the minority who he estimated rejected the nominees on his WhatsApp status and commended them for not betraying the party.
Consequently, some members of the minority caucus have been trying all they can to establish their innocence on social media.
Almost all of them, if not all, have taken to social media to demonstrate their loyalty to the umbrella family.
Here are a few of how some of them have decided to purge themselves of wrongdoing.
CLEMENT APAAK: Dear Traitor, I pray you are found out and publicly shamed, but even if you are not found out, your conscience will forever haunt you.
The pain and agony your treachery has caused millions of party supporters and Ghanaians is upon your head.
You will pay for the tears and sorrow of all those you have betrayed. You will pay for the insults, name calling and false accusations your treachery has brought upon innocent colleagues.
May you never find peace until you confess, repent and ask for forgiveness.
Dr. Clement Apaak
M.P, Builsa South
SAMUEL OKUDZETO ABLAKWA: There is no knife that cuts so sharply and with such poisoned blade as treachery. He shared on Facebook.
ALHASSAN SUHUYINI: I’ve seen beauty in people called ugly, and seen the devil in the most angelic face. But I am in a society that avoids difficult conversations.
ABLA DZIFA GOMASHIE: “There’s no art to find the mind’s construction in the face”
There won’t be a secret ballot. Capture every moment.
TOOBU PETER: There is a need for Command and Control training in Political Party Leadership.
HON.ALHAJI A.B.A FUSEINI: We remain true to the cause! Our Bilchinsi(integrity) is never in doubt.
The caucus has been accused severally and jointly of exploiting the situation for their personal interest.
The National party has said it is disappointed in the action of their Parliamentarians.
The party made the disclosure in a press release through the General Secretary, Fifi Fiavi Kwartey.
Over thirty parliamentarians on the side of the opposition National Democratic Congress had on Friday 24 March 2023 defied the order of the General Secretary to reject in whole, the newly nominated ministers of President Akufo-Addo.
The party in a press release dated February 19, 2023, explained that the decision to reject the new appointments will help push for the reduction in the size of the government.
But in spite of the presence of their National Chairman, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, whooping thirty-plus legislators of the opposing party in one voice resolved to embarrass the National Chairman and the Greater Accra Regional Chairman who were both sited in the gallery of the chamber.
John Dramani Mahama, the presumptuous flagbearer in reacting to the excruciating defeat, said he was also disappointed in the conduct of some members of the minority group.
He called on those responsible for the betrayal must do some serious soul-searching and learn to place national interest over personal interest.
He called on aggrieved party members to be calm. ‘For our grassroots members and all Ghanaians who are disappointed by this insensitivity, I urge you not to despair’. He wrote.
Meanwhile, the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has congratulated its Members of Parliament (MPs) for ensuring that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s ministerial and Supreme Court nominees were passed.
The party also expressed the nation’s gratitude to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) MPs who also defied their party’s position to reject the nominees to vote in the national interest.
“Kudos to our gallant MPs for standing firmly behind the government and ensuring that the President’s nominees for Ministers of State and Deputy Minister, as well as for the Supreme Court were approved! The nation is also grateful to the brave NDC MPs who stood for #GhanaFirst,” the NPP posted on their official Twitter handle.
Parliament last Friday, March 24 approved all six ministerial nominees of President Akufo-Addo after a heated debate and a tense voting process.