Here is why OSEI KYEI-MENSAH-BONSU resigned as Majority Leader

Thursday, February 22, 2024
 – Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, has voluntarily resigned from his role with immediate effect.

The decision was announced at a crucial meeting of the Majority Group on the evening of Wednesday, February 21.

The meeting, held at the Jubilee House’s banquet hall in Accra, was convened by President Akufo-Addo.

The meeting was aimed at resolving the growing tension among members of the caucus over the proposed reshuffle of their side of the front bench in Parliament.

The caucus was divided, with a faction holding the view that it is time for a change in leadership, while others, argue that the current leadership should be maintained.

Those in favour of the change argue that Majority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah- Bonsu will not return to Parliament in 2025. Hence, his deputy, Alexander Afenyo-Markin, should step into his shoes to facilitate a smoother transition in the next Government.

On February 20, some NPP MPs led by 1st Deputy Speaker, Joseph Osei-Owusu warned that they will not accept any change in their leadership.

He contended that they are satisfied with the performance the current leadership led by Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu.

The resignation of Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu may therefore pave the way for a smooth change in leadership of the caucus.

Going by the current arrangement, Alexander Afenyo-Markin will step in as Majority Leader pending official communication from the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

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