BY: Anfred and Mary Quartey
The Minority Leader in Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu says he is fully in charge of his caucus despite suggestions that his side is in crisis.
His comment came in after the resignation of a member of parliament for north North Tongu Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa from the Appointments Committee.
“I am fully in-charge. I am the Minority Leader. I just engaged the party leadership and Council of Elders and there will be no further comments on someone resigning or not.”
Meanwhile, on the approval of the Minister for Finance Ken Ofori-Atta approval, the Minority Leader in Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu indicated that, the discussion for the determination of members of the parliamentary service board long ensured before Hon Ken Ofri Atta was nominated as Minister-designate for finance after his vetting proceedings.
He said, he had a discussion with the Speaker of Parliament a day after his election and it came out that, the speaker allowed the two leaders of the house to elect/ nominate a person to the board. However, the Majority leader Hon Osei Kayi Mensah Bonsu nominated Hon Abraham Osei Ato while i elected hon Asiedu Nketia.
Ken Ofori-Atta’s approval as Minister for Finance has seen some members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) chastising their representatives on the Appointments’ Committee for not being thorough and critical of the nominee.