Outgoing Labor Minister, Mr. Haruna Iddrisu, who happens to be the 7th Parliament's new Minority Leader has vowed to hold the Nana Akufo Addo led government to their word, right down to the very letter.
Hon. Haruna Iddrisu, who's served as the Labor Minister under the Mahama led government, will begin a new chapter in his career as the NDC's minority leader for the next four years under the Nana Addo led government.
Speaking to Joy News's Evans Mensah on Newsnite, the soon to be Minority Leader vowed to hold the incoming government both accountable, and also hold them to their word according to promises made on the campaign trail in the run-up to the December 7th general elections.
"You can be sure we will hold them to letter and spirit of the promises made," Iddrisu told Joy News.
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On the stroke of midnight on Friday, parliament's topography will have changed drastically. With the previous Minority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah Bonsu, elevated to the position of Majority Leader assisted by Adwoa Sarfo as Deputy Majority Leader. On the other hand the Speaker of Parliament will mostly likely be Professor Mike Ocquaye, who will be assisted by Joe Osei Owusu and Alban Bagbin as First and Second Deputy Speakers.
The NPP parliamentary majority considered, if Mr. Haruna Iddrisu's words are anything to go by, it won't be smooth sailing for the incoming government.
"Even with their comfortable majority, we will endeavour to do our best and demonstrate to Ghanaians of our policy alternative...We will deepen the governance process"
"We will work as minority to defend the record of the minority in opposition," he said adding, "Ghanaians know better why they want us to be in opposition."