Tussle in Bong Legislative Caucus over Deputy Speaker Job

Legislators in Bong County are reportedly ganging against the quest of one of their kind to replace Rep. Prince Moye in the House as Deputy Speaker of that august body.

The position became vacant following the recent election of Rep. Moye as Senator for Bong County. Rep. Moye had served as the Deputy Speaker since 2018 until his recent election.

According to reports, Rep. Moima Briggs Mensah, a Bong County Lawmaker has expressed her desire to fill the vacancy. But some of her colleagues have allegedly opposed the bid.

Pundits within the County and the legislature say prominent among those kicking against her bid in the Caucus are Rep. Mavin Cole and Rep. Edward Karfiah.In an interview at a local Radio Station in the County, Rep. Edward Karfiah said he won’t support Rep Briggs-Mensah’s ambition because of her role played in the just-ended election in Bong. “You can’t campaign against my friend Henry Yallah and expect me to support you for the position of Deputy Speaker,” he said.

Rep. Cole has also vowed to rally against his colleague’s bid in the house. Moima, a lone female Legislator in Bong, fiercely supported the Senatorial bid of former Deputy Speaker Moye in the county.

To succeed in any quest within the legislature, a sitting lawmaker will greatly rely on the support of his/her colleagues to attain a win and every vote count.

Observers however believe that if the current issue is not resolved between Rep. Briggs-Mensah and her colleagues, she could lose the chance of becoming the next Deputy Speaker in the House.



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