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NPP affirms new Majority leadership as Afenyo-Markin takes over

Alexander Afenyo-Markin, the member of parliament for Effutu, will be ready to assume the role of Majority Leader as of today, Friday, February 23, according to the confirmation of the New Patriotic Party’s National Council.

The current interpretation of parliamentary procedure and the Speaker’s recent decision regarding the selection process are in line with this momentous shift in the leadership of the Majority Front Bench.

At a meeting chaired by Justin Kodua Frimpong, the General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), the changes in leadership were confirmed.

The National Executive Committee’s (NEC) proposals about the leadership reshuffle were discussed in this meeting with members of the Majority Caucus.

The proposals and the Majority Caucus concurrence letter were given by the General Secretary to the National Council after the meeting, and they were accepted during a meeting held at the Alisa Hotel in Accra.

Speaker Alban SK Bagbin’s interpretation of Order 6 of the Standing Orders of Parliament (2024) is followed in this procedure.

The Speaker’s interpretation has made it clear that, even while parliamentary caucuses are crucial to the process of choosing the next leader, political parties must remain involved in order to maintain a balance between parliamentary standards and internal party democracy.

Following the receipt of an extensive letter from the NPP General Secretary verifying the changes, the Speaker of Parliament will then formally proclaim the leadership changes on the floor. The departing Majority Leader, Hon. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, will thereafter make a goodbye statement to mark the end of his term.

KT Hammond, Adansi Asokwa MP, and Kyei Mensah Bonsu will then formally install Alexander Afenyo-Markin as the new Majority Leader in a ceremonial act of transition. After that, Afenyo-Markin will give his first speech in this new capacity, introducing himself and his goals.

The NEC’s proposals will see the following individuals join the Majority Front Bench’s leadership team:

1. Majority Leader: Alexander Afenyo-Markin, MP for Effutu
2. Deputy Majority Leader: Patricia Appiagyei, MP for Asokwa
3. Majority Chief Whip: Frank Annoh Dompreh, MP for Nsawam/Adoagyiri
4. First Deputy Majority Chief Whip: Habib Iddrisu, MP for Tolon
5. Second Deputy Majority Chief Whip: Alex Tetteh Djornobuah, MP for Sefwi Akontombra