Minority Leader, banker to contest NPP parliamentary primaries

Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu,Minority Leader (2)Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah Bonsu, Member of Parliament (MP) for Suame Constituency in Kumasi, on Thursday filed his nomination papers to contest the New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary primaries in constituency.

This is the fifth time the incumbent is seeking to become parliamentary candidate on the ticket of the party.

Speaking to newsmen after submission of the nomination papers, Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu said he was confident that he would win the elections.

He appealed to the party executives, polling agents and the people in the area to rally behind him and give him the nod in the forthcoming primaries of the party, scheduled for June 13.

The MP, who is also the Minority Leader of Parliament, however, warned his opponents who according to him were maligning him, to change and conduct their campaigns without malice.

In a related development, Mr Edward Patrick Nii Lante Bannerman, a banker and development activist, has filed nomination to contest the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) parliamentary primaries in the Odododiodioo constituency.

Speaking to the media after submitting his documentation, he said the time had come for young people with fresh ideas to contribute to the development of their local communities as well as the nation’s development.

Mr Bannerman called on delegates to select a candidate who would appeal to all and sundry to be able to wrest power from the National Democratic Congress.

In another development, he donated children’s clothing worth GH¢ 2,000 to the Princess Marie Louise Children’s Hospital.

Mr Bannerman said the donation was in accordance with the biblical exhortation that individuals should care for the less privileged, especially children.

He said, “This is the beginning of greater things to happen, God willing, in the near future we shall consider adopting a ward here to put smiles on the faces of these children.” -GNA

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