Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu steps down as Majority Leader amidst reshuffling tensions in parliament


The Majority Leader and Member of Parliament for Suame constituency in the Ashanti region, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, has officially resigned from his position as the leader of the majority caucus in Parliament.

Sources within the New Patriotic Party (NPP) reveal that he willingly offered to step down during a meeting of the NPP caucus in Parliament, which included President Akufo-Addo.

Following Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu’s resignation, the Deputy Majority Leader and MP for Efutu, Alexander Afenyo-Markin, is set to assume the leadership position.

This move comes after brief tensions between the caucus and the executive arose, with indications of a possible reshuffle in the leadership of the majority caucus. The situation led to protests from First Deputy Speaker, Joe Osei-Owusu, and others who opposed changes in their ranks dictated by the party, expressing satisfaction with the current leadership.

The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Bagbin, weighed in on the matter, emphasizing the role of parties in appointing caucus leaders. He stated, “A party that has given you the platform to come to this House… to appoint your leader, the party must lead that process. I don’t know how you can do it without the party.”

The National Council of the NPP is expected to be briefed on these developments during its meeting on Friday, providing insight into the party’s stance on the reshuffling and its implications for the parliamentary leadership.


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