The former Deputy Minister of Finance, Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson, has been appointed as the Minority Leader in the 8th Parliament of Ghana’s Fourth Republic.
The current leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have reportedly been changed on all fronts.
According to sources, Dr Cassiel Ato Forson has taken over from Haruna Iddrisu as the new Minority Leader.
Some NDC legislators who are unhappy with the situation are already describing the development as a “coup d’etat”.
National Chairman of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah in March 2021 stated that the party was considering making changes to its leadership in parliament.
“There is some work in progress. After every election, we reconstitute the leadership of Parliament even if it means reconfirming them. We haven’t done that yet because of the court cases. We started but got to a point and felt that we need to finish with the court cases first. So it is something we are considering. But there will be a definite statement. I am sure by the time, they [Parliament] return from the break, we would have taken this decision”