Former Chief Executive of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, Kojo Bonsu, has officially joined the flagbearership race of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Mr. Bonsu, in a letter of intent addressed to the General Secretary of the NDC, said his versatile experience in entrepreneurship and corporate leadership can be harnessed by the party for victory in 2020.
“It is with a sense of unwavering commitment and dedication that I submit my intention to run for the position of NDC flagbearer and to commence my publicity campaign. I do this in accordance with your announcement that those wishing to contest the upcoming NDC election should notify your office in writing.”
“I am of the belief that my broad experience as entrepreneur, businessman, corporate leader, sports administrator, life-long social democrat and public servant, can be used to make a meaningful and lasting contribution towards unifying the NDC and leading it to victory in 2020,” he added in the letter.
Kojo Bonsu first gave a hint about his intention when he called on founder of the NDC, former President Jerry John Rawlings in his office on Monday.
Former President Jerry John Rawlings in receiving him, described Mr. Bonsu as having a determined spirit. He also wished him well.
— Jerry John Rawlings (@officeofJJR) September 28, 2018
His announcement thus brings to Twelve (12) the number of people who have so far given expressed interesting in leading the party.
The party has scheduled to hold the primaries in December 2018.
Profile of Osei Bonsu:
A royal of the Ashanti kingdom, Mr. Bonsu 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.
In July 2016, he resigned after the Kumasi Traditional Council called on Mr. Mahama to sack him over his decision to remove Amoamanhene unilaterally, Nana Agyenim Boateng from the Kejetia Market project board without informing the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.