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NPP confirms Afenyo-Markin as new Majority Leader

By Vincent Ashitey
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The National Council of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has confirmed Alexander Kwamina Afenyo-Markin as the new Leader of the Majority in Parliament.

His appointment follows the resignation of Suame lawmaker, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu from the role.

The Effutu Member of Parliament will be deputised by Patricia Appiagyei, the Member of Parliament for Asokwa.

Member of Parliament for Nsawam Adoagyiri, Frank Annor Dompreh is the new Chief Whip for the Majority with Habib Iddrisu and Alex Tetteh as deputy Whips.

Former Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu who resigned from his role keeps his role as Minister of Parliamentary Affairs.

The changes were confirmed after a National Council Meeting on Friday, February 23, 2024.


This follows a recent interpretation of parliamentary procedures and aligns with the Speaker’s ruling on the selection process.

This process adheres to the stipulations of Order 6 of the Standing Orders of Parliament (2024), as interpreted by Speaker Alban SK Bagbin.

The Speaker’s interpretation has clarified that while parliamentary caucuses play a pivotal role in leadership selection, the involvement of political parties in this process cannot be sidelined, ensuring a balance between internal party democracy and parliamentary norms.

Subsequently, the Speaker of Parliament will officially announce the leadership changes on the floor, following the receipt of a detailed letter from the NPP General Secretary confirming the changes. This will be followed by a farewell statement from the outgoing Majority Leader, Hon. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, symbolising the end of his tenure.

In a ceremonial act of transition, Kyei Mensah Bonsu, along with Adansi Asokwa MP, KT Hammond, will then formally install Alexander Afenyo-Markin as the new Majority Leader. Afenyo-Markin will then deliver his first address in this new role, outlining his vision and commitments.