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Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu steps down as Majority Leader

By Vincent Ashitey
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The Majority Leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has stepped down from his position in the House.

The move comes after a crunch meeting between the Majority Caucus in Parliament, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) national leadership, and President Akufo-Addo.

Kyei Mensah-Bonsu’s decision to step down marks a pivotal moment in Ghanaian parliamentary politics. It opens up the way for the party and caucus to formalize the leadership changes that were being contemplated.

This move is seen as an effort to restore harmony and direction within the NPP’s parliamentary faction.

Justin Kodua, the Party General Secretary, is reportedly authorized to formally announce these changes within the next 24 hours.

The role of Majority Leader following the exit of Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu is likely to be filled by Alexander Afenyo-Markin, the current deputy Majority Leader and MP for Effutu in the Central Region.

Kyei Mensah-Bonsu has since been named by the New Patriotic Party’s presidential candidate, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, as the head of his Election 2024 policy and manifesto team.