January 5, 2017

The Member of Parliament for Tamale South, Haruna Iddrisu, has been named as the leader for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) minority side in the next (7th) parliament.

The new parliament will be constituted on 6th January, 2017, ahead of the official swearing-in of the country’s new President, Nana Akufo-Addo.

Other leaders for the minority side are Mohammed Muntaka, who will maintain his position as the Chief Whip, with the Member of Parliament for Banda, Ahmed Ibrahim, and the Member of Parliament for Pusiga, Hon. Laadi Ayii Ayamba serving as deputy chief whips.

Meanwhile outgoing Majority leader, Alban Bagbin has been tipped to be elevated to the position of second deputy Speaker of the House.

The Volta Regional Caucus of the Majority side had nominated the Chairman of the Finance Committee of Parliament, James Klutse Avedzi for the Minority Leader position of the 7th Parliament of the Fourth Republic to be constituted on January 7.

The 25 member group was confident that their candidate who’s also the Member of Parliament for Ketu North would receive the endorsement of the party.

Hon. James Klutse Avedzi has in the soon to be dissolved 6th Parliament vehemently defended the government when it comes to issues of loan agreements to be entered into by the Republic of Ghana and has constantly been engaged in heated arguments with the Minority Spokesperson on Finance, Dr Anthony Akoto Osei.