Majority Leader
November 27, 2023

Leader of Government Business in the Parliament of Ghana, Osei-Kyei Mensah Bonsu has admonished his colleagues from the Minority side to refrain from linking him to campaigning for the running mate position in the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).

According to him anytime his colleagues from the opposite side of the House get up to debate the 2024 budget they want to link him to competing for the running mate slot of the NPP.

He drew the attention of the Speaker to the former Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu linking him up to this when he had the opportunity to address an issue on the floor of the House on Wednesday, November 22, 2023.

And the Minority whip Governs Kwame Agbodza repeated same on Thursday, November 23, 2024 when it got to his turn to debate the 2024 budget statement on the floor of the House.

“Let me make it emphatically clear, I am not involved in campaigning for running mate position, and it should be loud and clear; my colleague should not involve himself in conjectures he said. I probably voted for the vice president in my constituency and it has nothing to do with the budget”.

And further backed his point with order 93 clause 3 by saying relevance and conduct of the Member of Parliament, his colleague should stay away from that comment.

“I know you are capable in debating do not involve yourself in extraneous matters not related to the budget” and the speaker confirmed that the Majority Leader is right his name was mention and he is not in contest and the issue of relevance is important.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/