Kyei-Mensah is extremely hardworking person – Joe Wise

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Joseph Osei-Owusu (Joe Wise), the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, has voiced his deep sadness over Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu’s retirement as Majority Leader.

Although Mr. Osei-Owusu expressed his appreciation for the former Majority Leader’s leadership, he made it clear that he wishes Mr. Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu had served in that capacity till the very end.

On Wednesday, February 21, Mr. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu formally resigned from his role, as NPP hierarchy sources verified.

However, on Thursday, February 22, the First Deputy Speaker expressed his disappointment with the previous Majority Leader’s choice at a news conference in Parliament.

“I am personally disappointed that Kyei decided to stand down, he has been a fantastic leader, and he is an extremely hardworking person and I would have wished that he stayed on to the end.”

According to the NEC’s recommendations, the newly appointed leadership team for the Majority Front Bench will be:

1. Majority Leader: Alexander Afenyo-Markin, MP for Effutu
2. Deputy Majority Leader: Patricia Appiagyei, MP for Asokwa
3. Majority Chief Whip: Frank Annoh Dompreh, MP for Nsawam/Adoagyiri
4. First Deputy Majority Chief Whip: Habib Iddrisu, MP for Tolon
5. Second Deputy Majority Chief Whip: Alex Tetteh Djornobuah, MP for Sefwi Akontombra

On Friday, February 23, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) will meet to discuss Mr. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu’s resignation as Majority Leader of Parliament.

The meeting, which is slated to begin at 9 a.m. at the Alisa Hotel in Accra, is intended to help with the selection of his replacement. Many have speculated that Alexander Afenyo-Markin, the deputy majority leader currently in office, will take up the position.


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