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Haruna Iddrisu clarifies existence of leadership crisis on the part of NDC in Parlimt– Kelvin Taylor

The US based Ghanaian Journalist Kelvin Taylor, has pointed out two facts he has deduced from expressions NDC’s leader in Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu made in an interview with Bernard Avle on Citi TV. According to him, the politician indirectly emphasized the leadership crisis of the party in parliament.

Prior to Talyor’s view, the general public and the party’s sympathizers already had a hint about conflict in the party. This came after Okudzeto Ablakwa opted out from Appointment Committee.

You can read the submission by Kelvin Taylor in detail below.

“I followed the interview of Minority leader Haruna Iddrisu on Citi Tv and I’m going to draw your attention to just two instance which made it visibly clear that there is leadership crisis on part of the NDC in Parliament.

Hon. Haruna Iddrisu’s response to questions on Citi Tv confirms the disappointment the grassroots of his party and ordinary people who risk their lives so persons like Haruna and Muntaka can represent their interests in parliament are currently battling due to their abysmal leadership in Parliament.

Let’s go back to 2017-2020, let’s assume at the time the NDC didn’t have the number vis-a-vis the strength in parliament so the NPP had its way with many of the things which happened within that period.

Now, fast forward 2021, both side of the house have 137 seats each.

The expectation which followed the 137 of the NDC in parliament has only turned into a sorry story.

The confidence Ghanaians had in the NDC was geared towards making sure these NDC MPs, inspired by their leaders in parliament will hold the corrupt Akufo Addo-Bawumia led government accountable to Ghanaians.

Between 2017-2020, the NDC a party Hon. Haruna Idrrisu leads as a leader in parliament consistently accused the NPP government of borrowing excessively and not having anything to show for it.

When Bernard Avle asked Haruna Iddrisu why they (The NDC side of Parliament) had to wholeheartedly approve the recent budget presented by Ken Ofori Atta without almost no objection on elements in the budget when they had accused the government of wasting money on frivolous things with nothing to show, Mr. Haruna Iddrisu shockingly said, If a Government is asking for money to build roads and hospitals, you don’t as a minority even with equal numbers stampede the process else you will deny people who needs these things that opportunity of having them.

Is that not shocking coming from Haruna Iddrisu? Has the government accounted for the projects they borrowed outrageously for between their first tenure ?

How then do you justify granting them access to extra cash when you admitted in their first term that there’s nothing to show for with the many they borrowed?

There is a saying in Twi which says, If the sheep which has gone for grazing are not back, you don’t send a new one.

How will Haruna Iddrisu reconcile his own thought and that of the NDC in the past of accusing the government of borrowing more and not having anything to show for it, against they allowing the recent budget to go throw easily this time around with equal numbers as the Government when the government has not proven itself as a trustworthy government which will deliver what it’s borrowing the money for ?

Then to the issue of EC, he came in saying that they have picked an Intel that the EC is planning of creating 25 new constituencies and out of the 25 constituencies, 11 are going to come from a region they suspect is the stronghold of the Government.

He maintained they are going to resist that attempt by the EC in creating suspicious Constituencies in aiding the government to have more seats even before the 2024 elections begins.

It has been 10 months since the last election was held, the minority under the leadership of Haruna Iddrisu has failed or decided not to invite devilish Jean Mensa to account for her stewardship.

People were shot and killed in an election Jean Mensa said was peaceful.

I want to ask Mr Haruna Iddrisu this simple Question, How do you expect the people you have disappointed in previous instance by approving a budget you knew the government wouldn’t deliver with to trust that, you will have the balls to stop the EC gerrymandering plans to yet again rig the election for the NPP in 2024?

I’m leaving just two of these instance to you the NDC base to decide if this is a leader you should trust to protect your interest and that of your party.

Mind you, this same Haruna Iddrisu led minority made multiple accusations against the same Ministers they approved of corruption among other things and when they were confronted with the truth, the excuse was it’s in national interest.

I leave you to digest this, I will be back with more on how the NDC leadership in parliament has failed on their core duties and why it’s a dangerous thing against the fortunes of the party keeping them into election 2024.”


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