NDC calms supporters following Ken Ofori-Atta approval

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has urged its supporters to remain calm following the approval of Ken Ofori-Atta by Parliament’s Appointments Committee as the Minister of Finance.

This comes on the back of agitations that followed the approval of all ministerial nominees of President Nana Akufo-Addo despite the rejection of some three by NDC’s members on the Committee.

The likes of National Communications Officer Sammy Gyamfi took on leadership of the party in Parliament over that decision.

But this was resolved amicably by the Council of Elders, whose members were told the action was “unfortunate”.

A statement signed and issued by General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia on Monday, March 29 noted that leadership of the Minority in Parliament and that of the party as well as the Council of Elders engaged in extensive consultations after the three initially rejected were approved “with the view to adopt a common position”.

“I therefore urge all members to remain circumspect when the need for reaction arise,” Mr Asiedu Nketia cautioned.

But already some have reacted to the development.

A 2020 Parliamentary Candidate, Yaw Brogya Genfi, has issued a sarcastic apology to the Finance Minister over a few issues including Monday’s approval by consensus.

“May be, time has proven I was either chasing non-existent crimes or misinterpreted the issues,” he stated in his “public apology”.

But NDC’s General Secretary added that the Parliamentary Caucus and the Functional Executive Committee (FEC) will meet for briefing accordingly.

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana