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Some constituents of Suame in the Ashanti region have welcomed the resignation of the former Majority Leader who is their Member of Parliament.

They say Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu’s resignation is a good move that needs to be emulated by other politicians who render a disservice to their constituents.

They expressed different sentiments toward the lawmaker’s influence in terms of the development of the constituency.

Some held his resignation would not affect the constituency and the party as a whole, since they have not derived any monumental development from him with all his experience in politics.

Speaking with Akoma FM’s Enock Baffoe, some said Mr. Kyei Mensah’s resignation must be emulated by other MPs who are not impacting their constituents, saying the development is a decision they wholeheartedly welcome as voters in the constituency.

“It is good he has resigned from the leadership because he has done nothing in Kronum. Constituents of Kronum voted for him but not a single development happened here. So I am happy he has resigned. Someone was there before he came so I think that person too can do the work for the party and it won’t affect the party anyway,” a voter at Kronum expressed.

To those who received the news with shock, their MP is an experienced politician as well as a long-serving lawmaker whose resignation was never expected, especially in the lead up to a general election.

Expressing differing opinions, some residents also said the MP was pushed out of office.

“It came as a shock to us because he is an experienced Member of Parliament for the Suame constituency and it is a big
blow to us,” a constituent indicated.

Others also think he was not treated fairly by the party and shouldn’t have resigned.

The long-serving Member of Parliament for the Suame constituency and Majority Leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, resigned as Majority Leader in after a crucial between the Majority caucus and Jubilee House on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, to discuss the way forward for a brouhaha that emanated from a rumours of leadership changes that went viral on social media after it had been dropped as item 5 on a NEC meeting which took place two days earlier.

He has served in the ranks of the NPP parliamentary leadership for about 23 years.

During this period, he was Majority and Minority Leader for 15 years and two months, deputy leader for four years, and Chief Whip for four years.

Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu takes up the vital role of leading “Team Bawumia” to fashion out the NPP’s manifesto around the vision of the party’s presidential candidate, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, for the 2024 general elections.

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