Haruna Iddrisu, a former member of the minority caucus in parliament, turned down a seat that was offered to him on Thursday.
The Member of Parliament for Tamale South revealed that Collins Dauda, who represents Asutifi South, was offered the position but was unable to accept it because he is his senior colleague.
Using the seat of First Deputy Speaker of Parliament Joseph Osei Owusu, he stated this during a presentation to a discussion on the African Union Convention on Cross Border Cooperation, generally known as the Niamey Convention.
Later, he expressed regret to the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament for not accepting the position that had been offered to him and explained that out of respect for elders.
“Mr Speaker, forgive me if I had to assume your chair, there was whether I should take over from Collins Dauda and I told them that Collins is senior by age and I am somebody who is well trained at home so any other chair is acceptable to me, I am still the elected Member of Parliament for Tamale South.”
On January 24, Cassiel Ato Forson took over as Minority Leader in lieu of Haruna Iddrisu after NDC executives opted to change up their leadership.
As the Deputy Minority Leader and Minority Chief Whip, respectively, Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, MP for Ellembelle, took over for James Klutse Avedzi, MP for Ketu North. Kwame Governs Agbodza, MP for Asawase, took over for Muntaka Mubarak, MP for Asawase.