MP for Asawase constituency, Muntaka Mubarak

Chief Whip of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and Member of Parliament for Asawase, Muntaka Mubarak, has labelled Leader of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Parliament, Osei-Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, as “a very terrible leader” who lacks the acumen and will to groom new leaders under him.

In an interview on Joy News, he also slammed the Suame lawmaker for making claims that the Speaker of Parliament was selected by consensus and not through the election and also that the NDC managed to bribe some NPP MPs to vote against Prof Mike Oquaye.

Though he concedes that Mr Mensah-Bonsu is a “nice gentleman when it comes to the work of the House, ” when it comes to leadership, “he is a very terrible leader.”

He said Mr Mensah-Bonsu has been “clearing” all the team members he works with as a leader by always picking new people when there is a new Parliament.

“I wonder what his party thinks,” he said of Mr Mensah- Bonsu.

“Kyei Mensah-Bonsu failed his side. When we told him you’re not reaching out to us, looking at the number we have he was just calling our bluff while we were planning and strategizing,” he said.

He was reacting to a news story in which it was reported that Mr Mensah-Bonsu had alleged that NDC bribed some MPs on NPP’s side.