NPP Calls Emergency Meeting Over Parliamentary Leadership Shake-Up

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has announced an emergency National Council meeting to address the recent reshuffle in parliamentary leadership, including the surprising resignation of Majority Leader Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu and the appointment of his successor, Alexander Afenyo-Markin.

The governing NPP has swiftly responded to the upheaval in its parliamentary leadership by convening an emergency National Council meeting slated for today, February 23, 2024, at the Alisa Hotel. The decision was communicated via a statement signed by the party’s General Secretary, Justin Kodua Frimpong, acting under the directive of National Chairman Stephen Ayesu Ntim.

The focal points of the gathering are expected to revolve around the recent rearrangement within the party’s parliamentary hierarchy, notably the unexpected departure of Majority Leader Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu and the subsequent appointment of Alexander Afenyo-Markin as his replacement. Speculation has been rife regarding the circumstances surrounding Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu’s resignation, with rumors hinting at possible coercion.

Moreover, the meeting agenda will likely encompass discussions on the unveiling of the 2024 Bawumia Campaign Team, underscoring the party’s strategic preparations for the upcoming electoral cycle. Additionally, it is anticipated that deliberations will extend to insights gleaned from an emergency session between members of the majority caucus and President Nana Akufo-Addo, a pivotal event that precipitated Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu’s departure.

While the NPP aims to navigate these developments and foster internal cohesion, prominent figures within the party have voiced concerns over the unprecedented nature of recent events. As stakeholders await the outcome of the emergency National Council meeting, the party braces for critical decisions that could shape its trajectory in the political landscape.

 

Read the full statement below:

 

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