NDC To Consider Reforms For Selecting Leaders In Parliament – National Council Of Elders
The Council of Elders of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) says there is the need for the party to consider reforms in the way it selects its leaders in Parliament. In a statement on Monday, the Council said this has become necessary due to the recent tensions in the party, following a change in its parliamentary front.
To prevent future occurrences, the document signed by the Council’s Chairperson, Mahama Iddrisu indicated the party’s readiness to consider a new framework that will regulate how the party appoints its leaders in the House.
“While recognising that the party leadership was within its rights to make appointments or rotate the leadership of the NDC Caucus in Parliament as has been the case since the inception of the Parliament of the 4th Republic, the Council is of the view that the processes need to be improved”, the statement emphasised.
“Accordingly, the Council noted that in the instant case, the approach, level of consultation, timing as well as the mode and manner of notifying the affected persons could have been better.” “The Council has advised the leadership of the party to as a matter of urgency, accelerate work on the draft framework of rules to guide decisions relating to matters such as the appointment of parliamentary leadership of the party.
“The Council will ensure that this framework is in place within the shortest possible time,” the National Council of Elders further emphasised. Meanwhile, the Council of Elders says it has resolved the tensions which were created by the recent changes in the party’s leadership in parliament.
According to the party, there is the need for unity to prevail within the rank and file of the NDC, as it readies to wrestle power from the ruling NPP in the 2024 general election. On that note, the party called on all of its members to remain united as it works together to return to power in next year’s presidential and parliamentary polls.