Osei Kyei Resigns as Majority Leader to Foster Unity and Peace within Party

Report by Joycelyn Adoma Arthur- 25/02/2024

Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, the former Majority Leader of the Parliament, has made a surprising announcement during a caucus meeting requested by the President.

Hon. Mensah Bonsu tendered his resignation in a bid to quell the storm within the party and foster much-needed peace and unity at this critical juncture.

In his speech before the Parliament, Hon. Mensah-Bonsu stated, “Amidst the discussions at a meeting of the caucus, which the President had requested, I tendered my resignation as Majority Leader in order to still the storm and facilitate peace and unity required for the party at this time.”

Earlier that morning, Hon. Mensah-Bonsu had called for a caucus meeting to formally inform his colleagues about his voluntary election as the Majority Leader of the House. The national party had been duly informed and invited to attend this crucial meeting, which took place earlier in the day.

During his address, Hon. Mensah-Bonsu revealed that the Majority caucus had been engaged in consultations with the national party over the past few days to address the leadership vacancy created by the nomination of the first deputy majority whip for a ministerial position.

After careful deliberation, the caucus reached a consensus and decided that the Honorable Alexander Afenyo-Markin, the Member of Parliament for Effutu and the deputy majority leader until now, would assume the role of the new majority leader and leader of the house with immediate effect.

Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu expressed his satisfaction with the cordial working relationship that had been cultivated among all members, despite their differing political affiliations.

He stated, “In the case of all these people, we have developed a very cordial working relationship even though we belong to different sides of the political spectrum. And the working relationship has translated into a close relationship that sometimes people begin to think that perhaps we are hiding something from the rest of the members of parliament, but it’s all to encourage a smooth transition of government business and indeed the cost of the country in parliament. I thank you all.”

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