The current minority leader of Ghana’s parliament, Hon Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu has indicated that he might take a back seat in the next session of parliament when it’s inaugurated in January.
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The minority leader who retained his seat during the 2016 presidential and parliamentary polls in the Suame constituency would have become the majority leader following his party’s massive win in the elections.
The highly respected legislator believes that he has served the country and his party for a long time hence his decision to back out of the leadership of the majority side.
In an interview with EIB network’s GHOne TV, Hon Kyei Mensah Bonsu said he was tired from being in leadership.
“The majority leader will become the leader of government business so the president may have to have some trust in that person. The presidential candidate will have some say [behind the curtain] on who will become leader but being candid, I'm really tired from being in leadership in the party [and parliament] for 16 years” he confessed.
The MP added that even though he has plans of bowing out, members of his party are putting pressure on him to stay because of the vacuum it’ll create. This he said has placed him in quite a fix and he is yet to weigh his final options