"Collins Dauda is my senior in Parliament and in age; I can’t take his seat" – Haruna Iddrisu
Tamale South Member of Parliament (MP), Haruna Iddrisu on Thursday, February 9 rejected the seat that was offered to him following his removal as the Minority Leader.
He was offered the seat of Asutifi South lawmaker Collins Dauda.
But he told the First Deputy Speaker Joseph Osei Owusu that as a well-trained person, he will not accept the seat of his senior brother.
“Mr Speaker, forgive me that I have to assume your chair. There was whether I should take over from Honorable Collins Dauda or not. I have told them that Honorable Collins Dauda is a senior by age, senior even in this house, I will not fit into his chair as someone who is well-trained from home"
“Any other chair, Mr Speaker, is acceptable to me. I am still the elected Member of Parliament for Tamale South,” he said while contributing to a debate on the African Union Convention on Cross-Border Cooperation also known as the Niamey convention.
Former Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu unhappy with new seating arrangement.
He was offered the seat of Asutifi South lawmaker, Collins Dauda.
Mr Iddrisu was replaced as Minority Leader with Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam lawmaker Dr Cassiel Ato Forson.
Muntaka Mubarak and James Kluste Avedzi were also removed as Minority Chief Whip and Deputy Minority leader respectively and replaced with Kwame Agbodza and Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah.