- Haruna Iddrisu has made some revelations about some members of parliament from the NDC pushing him to become the Speaker of Parliament
- According to him, he declined the offer to become speaker of parliament
- He said the support from Mahama Ayariga and some of his colleagues, including Muntanka really came as a surprise to him
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The Minority leader, Haruna Iddrisu, has reavealed that some members of parliament from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) were pushing him to become the Speaker of Parliament.
According to him, he, without hesitation refused the the offer to be nominated to become the Speaker of Parliament.
He said the support from Mahama Ayariga and some of his colleagues, including Muntanka really came as a surprise to him.
“A group of NDC MPs had come to my office to lure me and to encourage me to run for the position of Speaker. Without any hesitation, I declined,” Iddrisu recounted.
Haruna Iddrisu said he told those who approached him that at the right time, God will have favour on an NDC member for the position of Speaker and true to his words, they had Bagbin.
He made this revelation while speaking at a thanksgiving church service in Nadowli-Kaleo for the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin.
Haruna Iddrissu who admitted difficulties in dealing with accusations of corruption and claims of betraying his party has urged the rank and file of the party to remain steadfast in their support for the NDC MPs.
He was accused of taking bribes to approve Ken Ofori-Atta and some other MPs.
Meanwhile, the Member of Parliament for South Danyi, Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor, has kicked against any attempt to remove the current leadership of the Minority in Parliament.
Dafeamekpor warned without equivocation that changing the leadership of the NDC caucus will destroy the party. “They survived Agyarko-bribery accusations 4yrs ago."
According to him, Haruna Iddrisu, Muntaka Mubarak, and James Klutse Avedzi remain the NDC’s “most potent strikers against Kyei Mensa Bonsu, Afenyo-Markin, and Annor-Dompreh in Parliament.”
“To even shift them internally would be damaging to the formation let alone to replace any,” he warned.
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