- Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu is advocating for a flagbearer from a different tribe for the 2024 elections
- He said the party needs to wean itself from the Akan party tag
- Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is expected to succeed Akufo-Addo
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The Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, has called for diversity in the selection of flagbearers for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).
According to him, the time has come for the governing party to wean itself from the ‘Akan party’ tag by choosing flagbearers from different tribes.
“…It is wise that after choosing two Akans – former President Kufuor and current President Akufo-Addo – we present a flagbearer candidate with different ethnicity,” the Suame MP stated on The Probe on Joy News.
He said despite knowing that not everyone will agree with him and that is the beauty of democracy, “I think it is not good for a party which has been accused by some as being overly Akanistic in nature.”
Meanwhile, the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Accra, Rt. Rev. Dr. Daniel S.M Torto, declared that “no man can dim the light” of the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
The vice president will be battling the likes of Trade and Industry Minister, Alan John Kwadwo Kyeremanten and the Agriculture Minister for the chance to lead the NPP into the 2024 elections.
A recent survey by the European Public Policy Institute (EPPI) disclosed that Dr. Bawumia has an “upper hand” over the trade and industry minister as the successor to President Akufo-Addo as the NPP’s presidential candidate for the 2024 elections.
Addressing congregants at the Easter Sunday Service of the Anglican Diocese of Accra, Rt. Rev. Torto urged the vice president to remain resolute and work for God and man because he is on a worthy cause.
“There is light ahead of you and only God can put that light off. No man and I mean no man can dim your light…,” the man of God told the vice president when he joined members of the church for the Easter Sunday worship.
He went ahead to describe the vice president as a unique leader who believes in religious tolerance and “acceptance as the number two gentleman of my country.”
“The entirety of Ghana and the Christian community has taken a keen interest in your humility, respect for people, and the diligence with which you approach your work,” he added.
In other news on YEN.com.gh, TV3 news presenter, Natalie Fort, resigned from the media firm, effective April 5, 2021.
In a post sighted by YEN.com.gh on Fort’s official Facebook page, she expressed her gratitude to her former employers for the years she spent there.
Describing it as an “incredible 4 years with the firm”, Fort said TV3 allowed her to kick-start her media journey with them.
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