July 18, 2014

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for Nadowli Kaleo, Alban Bagbin has been confirmed Majority Leader.

He takes over from Benjamin Kunbuor who has been reassigned as Minister of Defence.

Deputy Majority Leader Alfred Agbesie announced the confirmation to Joy News, Thursday.

Agbesie denied reports oft intense lobbying for the position of the Majority Leader.

There reports of a meeting between the leadership of NDC led by the party’s General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia and the Majority Caucus in Parliament all in a bid to find a replacement for Kunbuor.

Agbesie said contrary to the reports, the only person suggested for the position of a Majority Leader was Alban Bagbin.

The former Works and Housing Minister is deemed to be the appropriate person having served in a similar capacity for several years.

Mr. Bagbin, obviously one of the longest serving and most experienced members of the House, is not new to the position of Majority Leader.

He led the Majority from 2009 to 2010 when then President John Atta Mills appointed him Minister for Water Resources Works and Housing.

Before his party won the 2008 elections and obtained Majority seats in Parliament, Mr. Bagbin had been the Minority leader since 2005.