The Leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Central Region has congratulated Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam, on his elevation as the minority leader in Parliament. 

According to the party, Dr. Forson’s elevation offered sufficient demonstration of his diligence and commitment to the course of the party in Parliament and Ghana in general. 

The party replaced the current Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, with the Ranking Member on the Finance Committee, Dr. Forson. 

Leadership of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Volta Region has congratulated Mr Governs Kwame Agbodza, Member of Parliament for Adaklu Constituency, on his elevation to the position of Minority Chief Whip. 

“The Chairman and the entire National Democratic Congress of the Volta Region is proud of you, on your elevation to the position of the Minority Chief-Whip of the NDC Group in Parliament.” 

This was contained in a release signed by Mr James Gunu, the Volta Regional Secretary of the party after news of changes in the leadership of the NDC in Parliament emerged. 

A letter dated Monday, January 23, signed by, Mr. Fifi Fiavi Kwetey, the General Secretary of the party and addressed to the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, Mr. Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, the MP for Ellembele, has assumed the position of Deputy Minority Leader, replacing Dr. James Klutse Avedzi. 

The party also named Mr. Kwame  Agbodza, the MP for Adaklu, as the Minority Whip, to replace Mr. Mohammed-Mubarak Muntaka. 

However, the party’s leadership retained the positions of the incumbent First Deputy Minority Whip, Ahmed Ibrahim who is the MP for Banda and the Second Deputy Whip and MP for Ada, Comfort Doyoe Cudjoe-Ghansah. 

Reacting to the minority shake-up in Parliament, a release copied to the Ghana News Agency and signed by Mr. Gabriel Nii Kommey Adams, the Central Regional Secretary of the NDC, expressed optimism for the intellect and professionalism of Dr. Forson to steer the affairs of the party for victory in the 2024 election. 

It said, “We are happy to state that Dr. Forson has joined a distinguished array of sons and daughters who have brought honour to the region through their meteoric rise in various high offices.” 

The statement said: “We have absolute confidence in Dr  Forson’s ability to perform excellently in his new role of leading the Minority in Parliament to keep the government in check by subjecting them to strict legislative scrutiny to protect the Ghanaian people from the abysmal and appalling governance they have so far offered.” 

“Congratulations and may the good Lord order your steps as you occupy that enviable position in Parliament. Your elevation goes to show the contributions of the Volta NDC to the cause of the larger NDC party in Ghana, and your own contribution as the Ranking Member for the Roads and Transport Committee over the years,” the statement read. 

The party in the Volta Region also assured Mr Agbodza of their support to excel as they prepare to move into what they stated ‘a crucial election’ in 2024.” 

The party further extended a congratulatory message to the entire team led by Dr Cassiel Ato Forson as the new Minority Leader. 

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