The minority caucus in Parliament are in the Suame constituency to stem the re-election bid for Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu.
With just a day to the polls for the New Patriotic Party’s parliamentary primaries on Saturday June 13, 2015, campaigns have been intensified.
Report indicates that the minority in Parliament has besieged the Suame constituency in the Ashanti region to campaign for his re-election.
Osei Kyei-Mensah Bonsu's hopes of returning to parliament in 2016 is seriously shaking as a party guru in his constituency is lacing his boots to unseat him.
Kwadwo Boateng Genfi, a top contender for the Suame NPP parliamentary seat said he will unseat the MP.
Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has been in Parliament since 1996 and is contesting the seat again. He had on some occasions contested the seat unopposed in the past but this time around he is being faced by strong opposition. He is being fiercely challenged by two aspirants Messrs.’ John Darko and Mr. Kwadwo Boateng Genfi. Read more Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, Genfi in war of words
This is not the first time Genfi is making an attempt at the seat. In 2004 he made the move but was disqualified since his membership in the party was known at Ablekuma in Accra.
In a bid to firm his grip on the seat, Mr. Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu had advocated for the NPP leadership to institute measures to protect his seat as a leader in parliament, arguing that it was not good for experienced parliamentarians to be ousted since if that happened, it weakened parliamentary business.
His argument was that, new members needed more time to learn on the job and that contributed to slowing down Parliamentary business, but the party did not heed to his call.
The deputy minority, Dominic Nitiwul was reported to have said that the National Democratic Congress will make a mockery of the NPP if the minority leader loses his seat.
He said, “It is important that we protect the position of the leaders of the various caucuses in Parliament, whether Minority or Majority, particularly a party that wants to win an election.”