Mr Haruna Iddrisu, Minority Leader in Parliament, has called on supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the public not to blame the Minority for the passage of the Electronic Transfer Levy (e-levy).
He said they should rather blame the “insensitivity” of the President and his government who were bent on having their way in the passage of the levy, despite the disapproval of Ghanaians, adding that they were resorting to other possible legal means to nullify the passage.
Mr Iddrisu said this at the NDC 30th Anniversary Symposium held in Accra.
He entreated members of the party to have faith in the Minority in Parliament to work in the best interest of all Ghanaians. “We are not a perfectionist group, but we have been a able to produce a speaker.”
The Minority Leader said they were determined to work with the leadership of party to recapture power.
Mr Iddrisu urged members of the party to be proud of the NDC legacy, which was the foundation stone of the country’s current democracy.
“There’s no party as successful as the NDC in the country. There’s no party which has contributed to the economic and social development of this country than the NDC,” he stressed.
The Minority Leader called on the party to remain united, adding that, equal opportunities should be given to every person in the party.
The NDC is a social democratic political party in Ghana, founded by Jerry John Rawlings, who was Head of State of Ghana from 1981 to 1993 and the President of Ghana from 1993 to 2001.
The NDC was given its provisional certificate by the Electoral Commission (EC) on June 10, 1992, which granted the party the right to operate as a legally registered political party.
The NDC has since marked June 10 as the Founding Day of the Party.
Nonetheless, the final certificate of the registration of the party was issued by the EC on July 27, 1992.
The party has so far won four out of the eight general elections held since they were formed, thus, the 1992, 1996, 2008 and 2012 elections.
The party currently has 136 seats in Parliament.