On Wednesday, some disgruntled National Democratic Congress (NDC) members in the Asawase district marched to the party headquarters in the Ashanti region to protest the party’s leadership.
To express their rage over Muntaka Mubarak’s loss of his position as the Minority Chief Whip in Parliament, they set fire to car tires.
Security guards were sent out to prevent any property damage.
As the Minority Chief Whip in Parliament, Kwame Agbodza has taken over for Muntaka Mubarak, an Asawase MP.
The NDC leadership has reorganized the Minority side of Parliament’s leaders, including him.
However, some Asawase supporters are unhappy with the modifications and want the national party executives to reverse their decision.
The NDC Constituency Secretary, Mugis Mahdi, pleaded with the party’s leadership to reconsider their choice during a news conference.
“We’re compelled to come to the conclusion that the action is un-democratic as it lacks proper and wider consultation. We’re by this statement requesting the party to withdraw these changes with immediate effect and to do the needful. These two members are institutions within the party and for that matter need not to be treated this way,” he concluded his speech.
NDC Constituency Secretary Mugis Mahdi demanded the two MPs’ re-election during a press conference.
Later, several enraged party supporters marched to the local party headquarters to burn tires as a show of defiance.
To stop property damage, members of the regional police command stepped in.
The NDC’s regional chairman for Ashanti, Augustus Nana Kwesi Andrews, comforted the irate party members by promising that their complaints would be forwarded to the proper authorities.
“Our party has regulations, and there are elders.” We’ll make sure your grievances reach the national executives. Please, we implore you to keep calm and not resort to vandalism. We should unite to take power in 2024,” he said.