Afenyo-Markin takes over as Majority Leader; Patricia Appiagyei named deputy

Afenyo-Markin takes over as Majority Leader; Patricia Appiagyei named deputy

Member of Parliament (MP) for the people of Effutu constituency in the Central Region, Alexander Afenyo Markin has taken over as majority leader after Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu resigned from his position.

Ghana’s longest-serving legislator, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, officially announced his resignation following a crucial meeting at the presidency in Accra on Wednesday.

Following the change in leadership of the majority in parliament which was confirmed today after National Council meeting, Patricia Appiagyei, the MP for Asokwa, will now serve as deputy majority leader, and Frank Annoh-Dompreh, the MP for Nsawam-Adoagyiri, will remain the Chief Whip.

MP for Tolon, Habib Iddrisu, has been appointed Deputy Whip, while Alex Tettey Djonobuah, MP for Sefwi Akontombra is named the Second Deputy Whip.

However, the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament and MP for Bekwai, Joseph Osei-Owusu, on Thursday, February 22, expressed displeasure at the decision by Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu to resign as Majority Leader.

“I am personally disappointed that Kyei decided to step down, he has been a fantastic leader, and he is an extremely hardworking person and I would have wished that he stayed on to the end,” he said.

By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme

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