Majority leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah Bonsu has come under heavy criticism following a supposed statement that suggested the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) should consider a non-Akan to be the flagbearer for the 2024 polls.
The Minister for Parliamentary affairs has been heavily chastised by some members of his own party for the said comment, however, he has come out to deny that his words had been taken out of context.
According to him, his comments were in relation to claims that he is one of the likely candidates to lead the party and whether he was ready to lead the party in 2024.
“Even though I believe I have the competence to contest, during serious introspection I believe the time is not right for me to say I can succeed a third succession Akan . . . I’ve not said anywhere that an Akan can not lead the party,” he said on Peace FM’s ‘Kokrokoo’ morning show.