The Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, has responded to reports that he was campaigning to be chosen as the running mate for Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, who was just elected presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The Suame Member of Parliament refuted the allegations and called them fake.
Former Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu indicated that his colleague MP and friend was neglecting his duties in the House because he was intent on partnering with Bawumia as his running mate.
Mr. Iddrisu encouraged him to focus on his essential oversight responsibilities as the leader of government business in Parliament rather than running for the job of running mate to the NPP flagbearer.
But the Majority Leader who is also the Minister in charge of Parliamentary Affairs denied the claims.
“Mr Speaker, let me state that there is no contest for running mate and I’m not involved in campaigning for the running mate position, it should be loud and clear,” Osei-Kyei-Mensah said on the floor of Parliament on Thursday, November 23.
He also asked the Minority caucus to refrain from speculation and instead focus on the budget statement for 2024.
He maintained that it should be loud and clear that he is not lobbying to be selected as the running mate for the 2024 presidential election.
By: Rashid Obodai Provencal/Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana