Member of of parliament for North Tongu and a representative of the Volta Regional caucus of the NDC, Hon. Samuel Okudjato Ablakwa caused stirs last week when he decided to tender his resignation letter to the speaker of the house.
The former Deputy minister of Education together with his colleagues members of the NDC caucus on the Appointment Committee came under fire for passing all ministers designate, some alleging that the NDC caucus on the committee had taken bribe from the ruling party.
Samuel Okudjeto in the heat of this public backlash decided to resign for what he said “personal and based on principles”.
He did not specifically therefore tell the exact reasons for his resignation and has left everyone guessing and conjecturing.
In fact, many hold the opinion that the lawmaker took that decision because probably he was against the approval of Ken Ofori-Atta.
NPP’s John Ntim Fordjour of Assin however thinks that Hon. Samuel Okudjato Ablakwa, Member of Parliament for North Tongu’s resignation from the Parliament’s Appointment Committee (PAC) has nothing to with the approval of the Finance Minister.
To him, there is a seeming power play and allegations of bribery that has taken centre stage against some individual members of NDC due to parochial interest of some individuals ahead of 2024 general elections.
“It is all jostling for positions in the party and who to become flagbearer for the party. It has nothing to do with Members on the Committee taking bribes to approve nominees. ” He revealed in an interview
There is a leadership struggle in the NDC with their flagbearer, National Chairman, their Minority Leader and General Secretary,”
Anybody who has followed internal politics of NDC recently knows this. I will not rejoice over what is happening in the NDC. We need them to serve us check but I can assure everyone that we’re going to win the 2024 polls again with NDC’s divided leadership”. He concluded.