Member of Parliament for Suame and the leader of the NPP caucus in Parliament Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu says it’s imperative that the NPP select its flagbearer for the 2024 election based on consensus.
According to him in a MyNewsGh.com monitored interview, it’s key that the party positions itself in such a way that it will prevent it from further dwindling its fortunes.
To him, avoiding Presidential primaries ahead of the 2024 election and selecting a flagbearer based on consensus will allow for peace in the political party.
He said while speaking on Accra-based Kasapa FM that “Because of what has happened to the party in 2020 parliamentary election where instead of gaining more seats who had our number reduced from 169 to 137 we need to reposition this party. If we have to reposition this party we must be united. Even in the choice of the Presidential candidate if possible it should be by consensus. If we want to retain power must be united and shun any abrasive conduct in Presidential primaries”.
Even before the New Patriotic Party opens its doors for individuals to express their interest in leading the NPP in 2024, party foot soldiers have thrown their weight behind the vice President and have started heated campaigns on social media to get him to lead the NPP in 2024.
Followers of Alan Kyeremanteng have also started a campaign that indicates that he will also be willing to contest for the 2024 flagbearership role.
Also, Joe Ghartey has disclosed his intentions to contest for the party’s flagbearership role. The Member of Parliament made this known in an inaterview he had with Empire FM in the Western Region of Ghana.