Haruna Iddrisu defers from previous stance, “NDC has no difficulty to left to Speaker”
The leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) caucus in Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu seems to have deferred from his earlier stance that their side in Parliament will form the next majority.
Speaking at a press conference held today, Haruna Iddrisu says his side is open to sitting on the Minority side of the Chamber.
He said the House will have no difficulty “sitting to the left of the Speaker” so far as the party’s “numerical strength is respected in the composition of committees and in the determination of leadership.”
Mr. Iddrisu insisted that the “composition of committees In Parliament should reflect the character and strength of political parties and the numbers of their elected MPs.”
He explained that, the composition should reflect beyond mere numbers and include other factors including leadership of committees, as both sides have 137-137, who chairs and who leads?
The decision by members of the NDC to sit on the majority side of Parliament during the inauguration of the 8th Parliament seemed to suggest that the party’s caucus was hoping to be the Majority in Parliament.
Both the governing NPP and the opposition NDC have split the seats in Parliament evenly with the independent Member of Parliament for Fomena breaking the tie.