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Afenyo-Markin extols Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu as he officially starts work as Majority Leader


Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu and Afenyo-Markin

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It was a moment of panegyrizing to his predecessor when new Majority Leader Alexander Afenyo-Markin took to the floor of parliament to officially start his new role.

The new leader who is also a Member of Parliament (MP) for the Effutu Constituency acknowledged Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu who has occupied the role for years.

According to him, Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu's leadership is ‘unmatched’ - adding that it is going to be a “big shoe” for him to wear as the new leader but promised to tap from his wisdom. 

Alexander Afenyo-Markin's appointment as Majority Leader was characterized by some confusion within the majority caucus and the New Patriotic Party national leadership.

A late-night meeting between the leadership of the majority caucus and President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo announced Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu's resignation.

The NPP party later informed parliament of their choice to appoint Alexander Afenyo-Markin as the new majority leader.

In his inaugural address as the new leader of the Majority side in Parliament on Friday, February 23, 2024, Mr Afenyo-Marking called upon fellow legislators to exemplify unity within the chamber and to communicate to their constituents the commitment to peaceful discourse, emphasising that "we do not fight in this chamber".

"Let us make our people understand that the essence of democracy is to discuss ideas," he said.

source: Theannouncergh.com