We must change the NDC leadership in Parliament; it's lost moral authority – Sammy Gyamfi

The National Communication Officer of the opposition National Democratic Congress Sammy Gyamfi has expressed disappointment in the leadership of the party’s caucus in parliament, saying the time has come to make some hard changes in the leadership.

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According to him, the NDC leadership in parliament, including the speaker, Alban Sumana Bagbin has betrayed the party and its entire membership.

There is anger brewing within the rank and file of the NDC and among some well-meaning Ghanaians following the legislature’s approval of 13 of President Akufo-Addo’s nominees who have been vetted by the Appointments Committee.

Prior to their approval, three of the nominees, Information Minister-designate, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Fisheries and Aquaculture minister-designate Mavis Hawa Koomson and Food and Agriculture Minister-designate Dr. Akoto Owosu-Afriyie were rejected outrightly by the Appointments Committee.

However, on March 4, 2021, parliament approved 13 of the nominees including the three initially rejected ones. The development has left many Ghanaians in a state of surprise.

Reacting to the development, Sammy Gyamfi took to his Facebook page and called out the leadership of the NDC in parliament, accusing them of having sold their conscience. His post has triggered a lot of reactions on the social media platform.

"Comrades, the betrayal we have suffered in the hands of the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Alban Bagbin, the leadership of our Parliamentary group, particularly Hon. Haruna Iddrissu and Hon. Muntaka Mubarak, and dozens of our own MPs, is what strengthens me to work hard for the great NDC to regain power.

"They brazenly defied the leadership of the party and betrayed the collective good for their selfish interest. And we, must not let them succeed in their parochial quest to destroy the NDC, the party that has done so much for them and all of us. The shame they have brought on the party will forever hang like an albatross around their necks.

"These are hard times for all of us but we should not let the betrayal of a few quench our love for the great NDC. Rather, let it strengthen us to fight for this party. We all have an equal stake in this party. They are few, we are many. Some have sold their conscience but ours is intact. And we, can work together to rebuild the party from the ashes of 3rd March, 2021, which I call “Black Wednesday ”- Our day of self-inflicted shame.

"This is the time for us to insist on the right changes in the leadership of the NDC group in Parliament or forget about them completely. The current leadership have lost their moral authority to lead and are not fit to sit on the front bench of the NDC side of the house. More importantly, it’s about time we understood, that we don’t have any NDC Speaker of Parliament. No we don’t! We have a Speaker who rode on the back of the NDC into Office to pursue his own parochial agenda and nothing more. You trust them, at your own peril.

"The hypocrites can choose to remain quiet or even condemn us for speaking up, so they can remain in the good books of the renegades. But I and all who are pained by this act of betrayal will not keep quiet, because we don’t fear anyone and don’t wish to be in their good books. If they can defy the party leadership and interest openly and subject all of us to public ridicule, then they can and must also be called out openly. The NDC party is supreme and it must be cleansed.

"Speak up, we can and must! And let nobody stand in our way. But, when all is said and done, let’s work for the NDC with all our might and strength. Quench not your love for the party. Hope must not die. This storm shall pass. The NDC will survive and shall bounce back stronger for victory. So I say to you, be strong!

"*Sammy Gyamfi Esq.*," Sammy Gyamfi wrote on Facebook.

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