Minority Spokesperson on Communications, who doubles as Member of Parliament MP for Sagnarigu constituency, Alhaji A. B. A. Fuseini has described the current situation of the minority in parliament as “a storm in a teacup”.
The Sagnarigu legislator said this when he was speaking exclusively to ghdominancenews.com’s Fuseini Safianu on phone following the resignation of North Tongu MP, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa from the parliament’s appointments committee yesterday, March 30.
“There is absolutely nothing amongst us. We solidly behind our leader. What you are hearing is just a storm in a teacup”, he briefly explained to Fuseini Safianu.
Reasons behind Mr. Okudzeto Ablakwa’s resignation is not yet clear to the rank and file of the party, particularly, the support base.
And while others are praising him for what they described as “being principled”, others are also criticising him for what they described as “attempt to soil the Minority Leader’s hard earned reputation”.
Former MP for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak on Joy FM’s midday news today said, “Sammy Ablakwa’s resignation is a vote-of-no-confidence in the Haruna Iddisu-led Minority in Parliament.”
And his comments came following that of MP for Bolga Central, Issac Adongo yesterday, when he spoke to the media disassociating himself from the minority’s endorsement of the finance minister, Ken Ofori Atta.
Mr. Issac Adongo also described the minority’s action as “endorsement of scam”, saying that, “If there’s anybody who will put his life on the line to get Ken Ofori-Atta not to be the Finance Minister you can wake me up at any day. But its a collective decision, I disagree with the decision but I respect the view of the majority.”
Deputy Majority Leader, Alexander Afenyo-Markin on March 23 sad the inability of the NDC Members of Parliament to control their foot soldiers is affecting their assertiveness on national issues.
He was convinced that the situation has plunged the Minority Caucus into a crisis and if not checked, may affect parliamentary business.
“We have to control the extremists who try to impose their views on us as politicians because it will not take us as a country anywhere and that is the crisis the NDC in parliament is having now,” he said on PM Express Monday.