Haruna Iddrissu and Muntaka Mubarak have betrayed the NDC – Sammy Gyamfi
The National Communications Officer of the largest opposition national democratic congress NDC, Sammy Gyamfi believes the current NDC leadership in parliament has betrayed the six-million NDC party supporters who voted them into the 8th parliament.
His revulsion comes a day after some NDC MPs approved Mavis Hawa Kooomson, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto and Kojo Oppong Nkrumah as ministers. Members of the NDC on the Appointments Committee had earlier rejected the approval of the said ministers over issues they claim are untrue of the nominees during their vetting.
The unhappy Sammy Gyamfi in a facebook post wrote: "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"
According to him, "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"
He also believes that, this is the time for the NDC to insist on the right changes in leadership of the NDC group in Parliament or forget about them completely. Noting that, 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.
The angry NDC officer also said, "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 young lawyer further said, "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.
He therefore urged the party leadership and followers to speak up, and that, "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".
Mr Gyamfi trusts that, the NDC will survive and shall bounce back stronger for victory. "So I say to you, be strong"!