The Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin has extolled the contribution of Majority Leader Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu in deepening parliamentary democracy.

Speaking on Starr Chat Wednesday, Mr. Bagbin who is also the Member of Parliament for Nadowli-Kaleo in the Upper West region could not hide his awe for the Suame legislator, describing him as a gem and that he is his favorite lawmaker in the country’s lawmaking chamber.

Ahead of the NDC’s parliamentary primaries in 2015 going into the 2016 polls, Mr. Mensah-Bonsu mounted a strong campaign for Mr. Bagbin then Majority leader to be retained as the parliamentary candidate of the NDC in the Nadowli -Kaleo constituency.

According to him, attempts to get the veteran MP out of parliament will be an indictment on Ghana’s democracy.

Mr. Bagbin is in his seventh term in the Chamber and the longest-serving parliamentarian in Ghana.