General News of Wednesday, 15 June 2016
Beleaguered national chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Paul Afoko, and other suspended national executives of the party must reconsider their court case against the party and return ahead of the 2016 elections, according to the Minority Leader.
Kwabena Agyepong, general secretary of the Danquah-Busia-Dombo tradition and Sammy Crabbe, the first vice chairman of the NPP were also suspended in addition to Afoko for allegedly working against the fortunes of the party.
Crabbe has lost his case against the NPP while Afoko’s case is still ongoing, hoping to be reinstated to his position.
Speaking on the issue, the Minority Leader Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu said it is about time the trio smoked the peace pipe with the main opposition party to wrestle power from the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) during the 2016 elections.
He said politics is about numbers and everyone counts in an election year.
“My personal wish is for them to disarm and come back,” the Suame MP said on Starr Chat.
“It’s difficult to negotiate when people have taken a difficult situation and dictate. Nobody will pretend to be a winner or loser. We must all come back,” the lawmaker told Bola Ray.
The veteran legislator said he has made several overtures behind the scenes to resolve the issue but have hit snags.
Mensah-Bonsu is an urban planner and an astute politician. He was born on February 3, 1957.
He has been in Ghana’s lawmaking chamber since 1996. He has served on several committee of the House including the Appointments Committee, Business Committee, Special Budget Committee, Standing Orders Committee among others.
He is the MP for the Suame constituency in the Ashanti region and currently, the Minority leader of Parliament.