Former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, Kojo Bonsu, has declared his intention to contest the flagbearership race of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).

The former Kumasi Mayor joins other party stalwarts such as former President John Dramani Mahama, and former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies (UPSA), Prof. Joshua Alabi.

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Former President Jerry John Rawlings on Friday gave a hint about Mr Bonsu’s intent by posting a message on Twitter after receiving him at his residence in Accra.

He described Mr Bonsu as an individual with a “determined” spirit and further wished him well.

Profile of Osei Bonsu

Osei Bonsu is a royal of the Ashanti kingdom.

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He was the first representative of sports kit maker Adidas in West Africa.

Mr. Bonsu is a former board chairman of the National Sports Authority who spearheaded the re-branding of the sports council until it subsequently became a sports authority.

He is a former managing director of Goil and has massive experience in sports administration.

In 2013, former President John Mahama nominated Kojo Bonsu as the Metropolitan Chief Executive for the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly.

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In July 2016, he resigned after the Kumasi Traditional Council called Mr Mahama to sack him over his decision to unilaterally remove Amoamanhene, Nana Agyenim Boateng from the Kejetia Market project board without informing the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.

This brings to about Twelve (12) the number of people who have so far given indications to lead the NDC for election 2020.