Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu has denied dumping former President John Mahama ahead of the main opposition National Democratic Congress’ presidential primaries.
In a statement titled: DISCLAIMER FROM HARUNA IDDRISU, MINORITY LEADER, the Tamale South MP said: “My attention has been drawn to information circulating within social media alleging that I, Haruna Iddrisu, am opposed to the candidature of John D. Mahama. The post specifically states in part: ‘I can confidently say to you that I am ready to support our great party to victory, but not with President Mahama’.
“I wish to state categorically that I have never issued a statement to that effect neither have I instructed anyone to issue a statement to that effect. The object of the said malicious statement is only intended to create disaffection within the great NDC Party and the unity within the Minority Caucus in Parliament. I urge the discerning public to treat the statement with the contempt it deserves.
“My primary objective as Minority Leader is to lead the Minority to support the Leadership of the Party in its efforts to mend our differences and unify the rank and file of the Party following the 2016 election defeat and to build a strong opposition to the NPP Government.
“It will therefore be at odds with this objective to be openly opposed to or in support of one candidate or the other.
“As Leader of the Minority Caucus I remain neutral in the process of electing a flag bearer for our great Party and I pledge to respect the will of the delegates and to support whoever emerges as the eventual winner.
“I pray that we all work towards the unity of the Party and shun acts that will rather divide us”, he said.
His disclaimer follows claims by some NDC MPs that 94 Minority lawmakers have endorsed Mr Mahama for a comeback.