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Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu Resigns as Majority Leader

Majority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has stepped down as leader of the majority caucus in parliament, sources have revealed.

The resignation is deemed a voluntary decision after a meeting convened by President Akufo-Addo, which takes effect immediately.

Majority caucus in Parliament has been a turmoil since Monday after it was revealed that there is an intention to change the front bench.

Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu ’s decision to step down marks a pivotal moment in Ghanaian parliamentary politics. It opens up the way for the party and caucus to formalize the leadership changes that were being contemplated.

This move is seen as an effort to restore harmony and direction within the NPP’s parliamentary faction.

Justin Kodua, the Party General Secretary, is reportedly authorized to formally announce these changes within the next 24 hours.

The announcement is expected to bring clarity to the leadership structure of the majority group and set the stage for a new phase of governance in Parliament.

This leadership change comes in the wake of the Speaker of Parliament, Alban SK Bagbin’s ruling, emphasizing the role of political parties in the selection of parliamentary leaders.

Bagbin’s statement, made under the authority to interpret the Standing Orders of Parliament, highlighted that caucus members cannot independently determine leadership positions, underscoring the integral role of party mechanisms in such decisions.

The shakeup aligns with the recent legal discussions surrounding the NPP’s leadership restructuring. The debates hinged on reconciling the NPP Constitution with the revised Standing Orders of Parliament, particularly concerning the selection of the Majority Caucus leadership.

This legal quandary spotlighted the conflict between the Standing Orders, which delegate leadership selection to the Majority Caucus, and the NPP Constitution, which empowers the National Council in such matters.

 

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Kwaku Opoku-Dame is the Chief Editor of Ghnewstoday.com, and he is based in Tema, Ghana. Kwaku holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies (Journalism major) from the Ghana Institute of Journalism.
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