After being chosen to succeed Mr. Haruna Iddrisu as minority leader, Hon. Cassiel Ato Baah Forson issued a formal statement.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) announced changes to the party's parliamentary leadership early this week in a release signed by its general secretary, Fiifi Kwetey.

With the new changes, Hon. Ato Forson, a member of parliament for the Central Region's Ajumako-Enyan-Esiam Constituency, took over as the new Minority Leader from the MP for Tamale South.

Deputy Minority Leader James Klutse Avedzi was replaced by Armah Kofi Buah, MP for Ellembelle, while Minority Whip Muntaka Mubarak was replaced by Kwame Agbodza, MP for Asawase.

First and Second Deputy Whips Ahmed Ibrahim and Comfort Doyo-Ghansah remained in those roles.

However, there have been "misunderstandings" regarding the reorganization as supporters and sympathizers of the affected MPs have voiced out their unhappiness with the party leadership over the decision.

In contrast, Hon. Ato Forson said in a news conference on Thursday that he had met with his "senior colleague," Hon. Haruna Iddrisu, to have "fruitful and positive conventions."

He took the opportunity to express his gratitude to the national executives for their confidence in him.

He wrote:

"I am honoured and humbled to have been chosen to lead our illustrious and gallant caucus in Parliament.

I thank the leadership of our party who have placed their trust and confidence in me.

I am also deeply grateful to colleagues, the rank and file of our party and the Ghanaian people for their profound support and solidarity.

I have held fruitful and positive conversations with my senior brother Hon. Haruna Iddrisu. I commend him for his admirable stewardship when he was granted the opportunity by our party's leadership.

As leader, it will be my duty to represent our collective goals with unwavering dedication and high integrity.

I have no doubt that with your support we shall succeed.

May God bless our efforts."