NPP Group Calls For Kyei-Mensah Bonsu’s Resignation Over Non-Akan Flagbearer Comment

Monetary demands from Ghanaians during elections make politicians corrupt – Kyei Mensah-Bonsu
Monetary demands from Ghanaians during elections make politicians corrupt – Kyei Mensah-Bonsu

A group calling itself Concerned Northern Grassroots of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has called on Osei Kyei-Mensah Bonsu to resign from his position as Majority Leader in Parliament following a comment he made.

The Minister of Parliamentary Affairs had suggested that the NPP elects a flagbearer who is non-Akan to lead them into election 2024 because it had had two Akan leaders in John Agyekum Kufour and President Akufo-Addo.

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However, the group in a press conference disagreed with the position of the Majority leader saying “This, we find very worrying because all sophisticated politicians, party members and citizens know very well that a lot of variables play in a dynamic political marketing context to determine the most favourable candidate to win an election.”

The group said: “Of course, we are not the least oblivious to his vice-presidential aspirations and what he seeks to selfishly achieve even at the expense of the party’s collective interest”, adding: “That is why we need to call him to order before he does the party more harm than he had already done it in Parliament”.

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“Is there any constitutional instrument either from the nation or party constitution which states that our party leadership should be based on ethnicity,” the group said, wondering: “Is he above the directive given by the party?”

“If he is not above those directives by the National Executive Committee of which he is a member, then he should resign as our leader of the August house for showing bad fate and setting a very bad precedence.”

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Source: TheBBCghana.Com
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