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Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu resigns as Majority Leader in Parliament

Majority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has tendered his resignation during a crucial majority group meeting held on Wednesday [February 21, 2024] evening at the heavily guarded Jubilee House’s banquet hall in Accra.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo convened the meeting, which addressed escalating tensions within the NPP’s parliamentary faction.

Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu’s voluntary resignation marks a pivotal moment, signaling the formalization of anticipated leadership changes aimed at restoring harmony within the party’s legislative arm.

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Alexander Afenyo-Markin, previously serving as Deputy Majority Leader, is set to assume the mantle of leadership, taking over as the new Majority Leader.

Having held the position since 2017, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu’s departure opens the door for fresh leadership within the NPP’s parliamentary ranks. Reports suggest that in addition to his role as Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, he may chair the NPP’s 2024 Manifesto Committee, indicating a continued involvement in shaping the party’s vision and policies.

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With Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu stepping down, Alexander Afenyo-Markin’s elevation to the position of Majority Leader heralds a new era in the party’s parliamentary leadership. Afenyo-Markin, known for his experience and political acumen, is poised to steer the NPP’s legislative agenda forward.

Furthermore, the reshuffling of roles includes Frank Annoh-Dompreh assuming the position of Deputy Majority Leader, succeeding Alexander Afenyo-Markin in his former role as Deputy Majority Leader. This restructuring aims to reinforce the party’s cohesion and effectiveness within the parliamentary landscape.

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As Ghana prepares for the upcoming political landscape, the leadership changes within the NPP’s parliamentary faction set the stage for renewed focus and strategic direction, underscoring the party’s commitment to advancing its agenda and serving the interests of the Ghanaian people.

Credit to PulseGhana

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