‘For Saying Bawumia Should Lead The Party In 2024, You Have To Resign’- NPP Group To Osei Kyei-Mensah

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A group calling itself Concerned Northern Grassroots of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has asked a leading member of the party, Osei Kyei-Mensah to resign as the Majority Leader in parliament.

His offense? Osei Kyei-Mensah recently said the NPP should elect 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.

However, this posture by Osei Kyei-Mensah suggests he wants Dr Mahamudu Bawumia to lead the party has not gone down well with them. 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 further 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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