COP George Alex Mensah Confirms Rumours About His Strong NPP Links, Says He'll Contest Bekwai Seat

COP George Alex Mensah Confirms Rumours About His Strong NPP Links, Says He'll Contest Bekwai Seat

  • COP Alex Mensah has confirmed rumours that he will be contesting the Bekwai seat
  • The seat is being held by NPP's Joseph Osei Owusu who pundits say will not contest in 2024
  • The announcement by COP Mensah follows his retirement from the police service and rumours that he has very strong links with the NPP

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COP George Alex Mensah, the senior police officer whose voice was captured on a secret audio calling for the removal of the current head of the police administration Dr George Akuffo Dampare, has confirmed rumours that he will contest the Bekwai seat.

The recently-retired Commissioner of Police told Twi-speaking Angel FM that he had always wanted to enter politics and his retirement from the service affords him with the opportunity to do so.

“I have thought about going into Parliament for a very long time. You know I am a citizen of Asante Bekwai. I come from Bekwai, so I am going to contest," he disclosed.

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COP George Alex Mensah Confirms Rumours About His Strong NPP Links, Says He'll Contest Bekwai Seat
COP George Alex Mensah (L) and NPP supporters at a programme. Source: Facebook/@Gh.Police.Service, @newpatrioticpartyghana
Source: Facebook

The Asante Bekwai seat is currently held by the governing NPP's Joseph Osei Owusu.

COP Mensah confirms rumours about his strong NPP links

According to the NDC, when COP Mensah appeared before the parliamentary committee probing his involvement in the leaked tape, he understated his allegiance to the governing NPP.

Opposition NDC's Yaw Brogya Genfi disclosed not long ago that plans are far advanced to launch COP Alex Mensah's political career soon.

Genfi said at the time that COP Alex Mensah was lacing his boots to contest the Bekwai parliamentary seat on the ticket of the NPP.

COP retired from the police service on Sunday, September 17, 2023, opening up the opportunity for him to pursue his political dreams.

Adwoa Safo begs Akufo-Addo, Parliament and her party for forgiveness

In other news, YEN.com.gh reported that Adwoa Safo produced a well-scripted video of her apology to the entire NPP, but especially to President Nana Akufo-Addo.

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Although she did not specifically mention her long absence from the country last year in the apology video, she grabbed headlines for overstaying her leave of absence in the US, triggering a lot of controversies.

She lost her position as gender and social protection minister and her Dome-Kwabenya seat came close to being declared vacant.

Moses Abor targets Henry Quartey's Ayawaso Central seat

In other news, the Greater Accra Regional Youth Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Moses Abor, resigned from his position to chase a bigger dream.

Abor has said he will contest for the Ayawaso Central seat currently held by Henry Quartey.

Abor said he would be respectful during the campaign process and uphold the principles of the NPP.

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George Nyavor (Head of Politics and Current Affairs Desk) George Nyavor writes for YEN.com.gh. He has been Head of the Politics and Current Affairs Desk since 2022. George has over 9 years of experience in managing media and communications (Myjoyonline and GhanaWeb). George is a member of the Catholic Association of Media Practitioners Ghana (CAMP-G). He obtained a BA in Communications Studies from the Ghana Institute of Journalism in 2010. Reach out to him via george.nyavor@yen.com.gh.

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