NPP has succeeded in going through a smooth transition of leadership in parliament – Koku Anyidoho


Chief Executive Officer of the Atta Mills Institute, Koku Anyidoho, commended the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) over what he describes as the smooth transition of its leadership in parliament.

Mr. Anyodoho believes the NPP has succeeded in going through a smooth transition of leadership in parliament.

He said that unlike that of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), which was done with disrespect and lack of tact, that of the NPP was well done.


He was speaking with Kwabena Agyapong on Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5 FM. 

According to him, people can speculate and make assumptions about the way the NPP changed its leadership, but the bottom line is that it was well done without any challenges.

He indicated that the NDC is still dealing with the negative effects of how Haruna Iddrisu and the others were changed.

That of the NDC; we are still sealing the effects of what happened, he told the host.

He explained that the new majority leader, before taking over, had a deep collaboration with the former leader, Osei-Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, whereas the minority leader, Cassiel Ato Forson, does not have that connection with Haruna.

He expressed joy at the way the change was done by the NPP when asked for his opinion, saying it was about time we stopped doing things through partisan politics and started doing things based on principles.

He said parliamentary democracy has come to stay and we can make it better, and that is why he supports the new standing orders on how the leadership of the House must be done.

He stressed that the change of leadership in parliament must be done with tact and finesse.

He said a leader of a caucus will not remain the leader forever; however, the way that leader is changed must be done with respect.

He took a swipe at the leadership of the NDC and how Haruna Iddrisu was insulted and disrespected after he was changed without any consultation.

He said that like the NDC, where several MPs opposed the leadership change, that of the NPP has been very smooth.

He said the way Haruna was changed is not good for parliamentary democracy.

“At the end of the day, it is about negotiation and consultation. We may speculate about the change in the majority caucus leadership. But after the meeting at the presidency and the smooth transition, one would say that the process has been smooth.”

He underscored the need for some level of continuity when there is a leadership change, citing how the NPP maintained some of its leaders.  

By: Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana

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