Following his selection to serve as the Minority Leader in Parliament, Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson said he feels humbled.
The Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam MP wrote on Facebook
“I am honoured and humbled to have been chosen to lead our illustrious and gallant caucus in Parliament. I thank the leadership of our party who have placed their trust and confidence in me. I am also deeply grateful to colleagues, the rank and file of our party, and the Ghanaian people for their profound support and solidarity.”
Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson expressed his humility after being chosen to lead the minority in parliament.
On Facebook, the MP for Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam posted
“I have held fruitful and positive conversations with my senior brother Hon. Haruna Iddrisu. I commend him for his admirable stewardship when he was granted the opportunity by our party’s leadership,” Dr. Forson stated.
He also assured to represent the collective interest of the party.
“As a leader, it will be my duty to represent our collective goals with unwavering dedication and high integrity,” he added.
Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson replaced Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu in the NDC’s leadership in Parliament earlier this week.
As the Deputy Minority Leader and Minority Chief Whip, respectively, Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, MP for Ellembelle, took over for James Klutse Avedzi, MP for Ketu North. Kwame Governs Agbodza, MP for Asawase, took over for Muntaka Mubarak, MP for Asawase.
Several NDC MPs, including Dominic Ayine, the MP for Bolgatanga East, and Murtala Muhammed, the MP for Tamale Central, later criticized the leadership changes as extremely unsettling and undemocratic, claiming they were not consulted before the transition.
A petition to protest the party’s decision was signed by 44 MPs. The party’s choice, in the opinion of the 44 members, is unfair and unpopular.
However, it is also believed that 77 MPs signed a different petition endorsing the party’s choice.
The Minority MPs are scheduled to discuss the matter today.