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You want a Northerner to lead us, has NDC ever picked an Ashanti as presidential candidate? -Kennedy

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Honourable Osei Kyei-Mensah Bonsu earlier this month granted a controversial interview on JoyNews. Allegations were made against him after the interview for proposing that it will be unwise for the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) to choose a non Akan flagbearer to lead them in 2024.

The Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Government Business was then blasted by members of the party including Boakye Agyarko, Nyaho-Tamakloe, Nana Obiri Boahen and other leading members of the party.

Osei Kyei-Mensah Bonsu was even told to resign. His comment was even seen by others as a sign of endorsement for Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and the lawmaker for Suame constituency is now seen as a big foe to the Minister of Trade and Industry Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen who have been linked as the next presidential candidate to lead the ruling NPP in 2024 in their quest to break the eight year cycle in government. The honourable Minister was described as undemocratic by Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe after the incidence but do you agree that the majority leader is not democratic?

Another unsatisfied member of the party has also vented his displeasure towards the Majority leader following his non Akanistic comment. The Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong has launched a fresh attack on Honorable Osei Kyei-Mensah Bonsu and other members of the party who have branded the party as Akan party and only operates on tribalistic lines.

In his utterance, the legislator noticed that the largest opposition National Democratic Congress has never been branded as non-Ashanti party despite choosing all its flagbearers from Volta region and Northern. He queried that people say NPP is an Akan party but he has never seen the NDC choosing a presidential candidate from the Ashanti region.

He queried, "You want a Northerner or non Akan to lead but when has the NDC ever picked an Ashanti as a presidential candidate in their history? We should all face the truth and be realistic. NDC always choose a Northerner or Voltarian as their flagbearer but they have not been tagged as non Ashanti party."

Dear cherished reader, do you agree with the assertion made by honorable Kennedy Agyapong?

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