Foreign Affairs Minister, Hon Mohammed Mumuni has rejected an offer from his party leadership to be nominated as 1st Deputy Speaker in the soon-to-be-inaugurated sixth Parliament of the Fourth Republic.
After Alhaji Mumuni's rejection of the nomination, the NDC was compelled to replace him with Cape Coast MP and Deputy Attorney General, Hon Barton Oduro.
Details of why the Kumbungu MP-elect declined the offer are not exactly clear, but insiders say he was unhappy he was being asked to serve under Edward Doe Adzaho, who has been nominated by the NDC leadership to become the next Speaker of Parliament.
"Hon Mumuni sees Hon Adzaho as his junior and more so he seems to believe that the position of Deputy Speaker is inferior to the post of both Foreign Affairs Minister and former Vice Presidential Candidate in the 2004 elections," a senior party source told CitiNews on Saturday.
At a meeting today with NDC MPs-elect who will serve in the next Parliament, the NDC leadership told announced its list of nominees for various leadership positions on the Majority front bench to the soon-to-be Majority today.
Alhaji Mumuni was not immediately available for comment.
Below are details of the list discussed and agreed to at the meeting.
MP-elect for Akatsi South, Doe Adjaho, -- Speaker,
MP-elect for Cape Coast North, Barton Oduro -- 1st Deputy Speaker
MP-elect for Nandom, Ben Kumbour- Majority Leader
MP-elect for Ashiaman Alfred Agbeshie,- Deputy Majority Leader
MP-elect for Asawasi, Mohammed Muntaka, - Majority Chief Whip
MP-elect for Savelugu, Mary Boforo- 1st Deputy Majority Chief Whip
MP-elect for Bodi- Sampson Ahi, - 2nd Deputy Majority Chief Whip.
|Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are those of the writers and do not reflect those of Peacefmonline.com. Peacefmonline.com accepts no responsibility legal or otherwise for their accuracy of content. Please report any inappropriate content to us, and we will evaluate it as a matter of priority.|