- NPP MP for Efutu, Afenyo-Markin, has said extremists have hijacked the NDC
- He said the NDC MPs are now confused because of their marauding nature
- You may recall the MPs were under severe verbal attack recently for failing to reject President Akufo-Addo’s ministerial nominees
Deputy Majority Leader, Alexander Afenyo-Markin, says “extremists” have taken over the leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
This, according to him, is having a debilitating negative impact on the efficiency of the NDC Caucus in Parliament.
“The extremists operating at their party headquarters are the people destroying the strength…the NDC machinery in Parliament are becoming so weak,” the Efutu MP told Joy News’ PM: Express and monitored by YEN.com.gh.
He said the MPs are now confused because of the marauding nature of the extremists at the NDC headquarters.
It may be recalled that the NDC Caucus in Parliament asked for forgiveness after incurring the wrath of the party’s national communications officer for passing the ministerial nominees of President Nana Akufo-Addo.
Sammy Gyamfi took the NDC MPs to the cleaners following the passage of all the president’s nominees including Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Hawa Koomson, and Afriyie Akoto.
In a Facebook post, Gyamfi said the party suffered “great betrayal” in the hands of Alban Bagbin, Haruna Iddrissu, and Muntaka Mubarak.
However, in a statement signed by the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, the lawmakers asked for forgiveness for failing to do the party’s bidding by rejecting some of the ministers-designate that appeared before the vetting committee.
“You may be disappointed in this outcome but we will not disappoint or let you down in the future,” the statement said.
According to Dr. Osei Bonsu, the former president can only recapture the presidency for the NDC with a new running mate who identifies with the grassroots of the party and can sell the party to the general public.
“…If NDC insists [on] choosing her as a running mate for Mahama, it would affect their future chances,” he stated in an interview monitored by YEN.com.gh on Onua FM.
Meanwhile, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) predicted that the NDC will win the 2024 presidential elections but needs a new candidate to do that.
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