Our colleagues betrayed us by voting in favour of Akufo Addo’s Ministers


Mahama Ayariga, a Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, is deeply disappointed in members of the National Democratic Congress for voting in favor of six new ministers appointed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo despite earlier warnings.

The ministers were approved by Parliament on Friday, March 24, 2023, after hours of voting.

In accordance with a directive from the leadership of the National Democratic Congress, the Minority caucus in Parliament earlier insisted that it would not approve the ministers.

However, despite the absence of three members of the majority party in Parliament, all of the nominees were approved after a secret vote.

According to Friday’s vote, a number of Minority members supported the ministerial nominees’ approval.

Mr. Mahama Ayariga stated on Saturday’s Big Issue, Citi TV/Citi FM’s news analysis program, “we still had confidence in each other that ultimately we would vote for the party’s position.” The overabundance of numbers was disappointing. And regardless of what we say, we are all under investigation.

“The fact that we have led our rank and file to this position is so disappointing.”

Our problem with this isn’t always about the people in question. We are discussing the size of the government. We have communicated this stance sufficiently for all members to accept it.

He finds it troubling that some Minority members betrayed them after agreeing to reject the nominees, as the party’s stance was based on the national interest.

Ghanaians who believed in us and supported our argument against government size have been completely let down. Actually, we no longer have a moral right to discuss the issue.

He wants the leadership of the NDC and the minority caucus in the house to meet immediately to discuss the matter.