Minority leadership reshuffle: Issue too delicate for Mahama to intervene – Lecturer

A parliamentary affairs expert, Prof Kwabena Sarfo Sarfo-Kantanka, says the current reshuffle in the leadership of the Minority is a critical issue that must be tackled with caution.

Prof Sarfo-Kantanka advised against the intervention of former President John Mahama due to the delicate nature of the situation.

Many have called on the former President to, as he has done in the past, take action in the matter which has divided the NDC MPs.

But speaking on JoyNews, the Dean of the University of Cape Coast’s Faculty of Arts insists that such an intervention may send the wrong signal to the already disgruntled membership.

“It will be a very delicate issue because if he [John Mahama] intervenes, what does it mean? Because already, people have raised concerns, I don’t know whether they are true or not, that people are talking about those who do not support former president Mahama’s bid to become the standard bearer of the party in the 2024 elections are always being targeted,” the Associate Professor made this statement on the AM Show on Friday.

“… So if he comes in, what will be the implication?” he asked.

Prof Sarfo-Kantankah further advised that the party leadership identifies the aggrieved groups and engages in meaningful dialogue to resolve any existing internal conflicts.

In his opinion, that is the key and only way the party can move forward.

“For me, instead of him intervening as an individual, I would prefer that the leadership of the party will identify the various interest groups…meet with them, have serious discussions with them and discuss the way forward. I think it can be easily resolved.

“And then those who are concerned like Muntaka, Haruna, and the other two members who have been removed from the leadership positions, I think that that kind of discussion is what is most important. That is the key thing,” the Dean noted.

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