September 16, 2013

Minority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, has announced that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) side in Parliament has resumed full cooperation with the Mahama government for the remainder of its four year tenure.

Over the last eight months, the Minority boycotted some key Parliamentary business originating from the executive arm of Government, arguing that John Dramani Mahama was not validly elected as President.

But with the legal challenge to the President’s election having been settled by the Supreme Court in favour of the incumbent, the leader of the Minority, Osei Kyei-Mensah Bonsu said his side has decided to resume full working relations with President Mahama and his appointees.

“… sour as the [Supreme Court judgement] is we accept it and if we accept, certainly we have to live with the consequences and the consequences are that from now on you should accord full recognition to John Mahama as duly elected, affirmed by the Supreme Court and with that all consequences emanating from his leadership of this country [Ghana], which includes; dealing with him and doing business with him and his assigns and agents, including ministers,” said the minority leader.

Hon. Mensah-Bonsu however disagreed with assertions that the minority was just out to undermine the executive.

“Let’s not go into those things, the government has been functional, government has been going on with or without opposition; nobody should turn round and blame the minority or opposition; we have not done anything to undermine this administration [Mahama administration]…,” he explained.