Former President John Dramani Mahama has expressed disappointment in the refusal of some members of the Minority in Parliament to toe the line of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and reject the new ministerial nominees.
In an earlier communication to its MPs, the party’s leadership ordered them not to support the approval of the nominees in a bid to force President Akufo-Addo to reduce the size of his government significantly.
But after a secret vote on Friday, March 24, 2023, the house approved all the nominees as more than 20 MPs broke ranks with the leadership of their caucus.
On his social media page on Saturday, March 25, 2023, Mr. Mahama called out the NDC MPs who defied the party’s orders not to approve the nominees.
He said he was appalled at the move and asked those responsible for the betrayal to do some serious soul-searching and learn to place national interest over personal interest.
“Unfortunately, Ghanaians were sorely disappointed yesterday when several members of the Minority for some parochial and personal interests voted against the principled position adopted by the party. I am also disappointed. Those responsible for this betrayal must do some serious soul searching and learn to place national interest over personal interest.”
Here’s the full statement shared on his Facebook page