Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson (L) is Minority Leader in Parliament, Johnson Asiedu Nketia (R) is Chairman of the NDC
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A senior government advisor at the Africa Parliamentary Network Prof. David Abdulai has advised the opposition National Democratic Congress and the Minority in Parliament to rather concentrate on building a cohesive force within its caucus than wasting time to fish out scapegoats.

According to him, there have been several instances of members betraying the caucus/party on issues on the floor without meting out sanctions to culprits and hence, doesn’t see the need not to let sleeping dogs lie.

Prof. Abdulai was speaking with Alfred Ocansey on Ghana Tonight on TV3 Monday, March 27, 2023.

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“…So I’d recommend that the party should at this particular time look at bringing their people together ra ther than looking for scapegoats or those people who did not toe the party line,” he advised.

According to him, despite some MPs taking pictorial evidence of how they voted, it would be difficult to fish out those who voted against the party’s will.

“You know some MPs have said that they have actually taken pictures of their votes to make sure that they toed the party line and stuff like that…
Yes, you can lure those people that voted to toe the party line but it’s going to be difficult to really find out all those people that voted that didn’t vote the party line and I think they need to foster or what they have to concentrate on is try to bring these people together making sure that you build a much better cohesion rather than trying to look for one or two people that did not toe the party line,” he added.

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“Like you said this is not the first time that it happened, it happened before, what did they do about it? it’s not now that you’re going to dig the grave and go against people who already did it before and they’re doing it again,” he opined.

Leadership of the NDC after what they call treachery in Parliament Friday March 24 where six new ministerial nominees were approved despite public pronouncements by the caucus and party of rejecting them to get the President reduce the size of government, have gone agog, devising means to expose those who voted against the party’s will.

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Meanwhile, Minority Leader Dr. Cassiel Ato Baah Forson has in a tweet advised that they throw the past away and rebuild for the future.

By Felix Anim-Appau|Onuaonline.com