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Francis-Xavier Kojo Sosu, MP for Madina Constituency

Francis-Xavier Kojo Sosu, MP for Madina Constituency

Francis-Xavier Kojo Sosu was born on February 12, 1979. He is a Lawyer and politician. He is a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) party and currently serves as a Member of Parliament for the Madina Constituency in the Greater Accra Region.

He is also a Deputy Ranking Member of the Constitutional, Legal, and Parliamentary Affairs Committee of Parliament.

Sosu holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) (Honors) in Sociology from the University of Ghana and a Bachelor of Law (LLB) also from the University of Ghana. He further proceeded to the Ghana School of Law for the Professional Certificate to practice law and was called to the Bar in October 2010.

Sosu holds a master's degree in Oil and Gas Law (LLM) from the University of Ghana. He has a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Economic Policy Management, from the Economics Department of the University of Ghana and a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Conflict, Human Rights and Peace Studies from the University of Education, Winneba.

He started as a legal counsel at Logan & Associates before setting up F-X Law & Associates, a progressive Human Rights and Public Interest Law firm in Accra in 2012, where he currently serves as the Managing Partner.

In July 2023, Sosu tabled and passed legislation to abolish capital punishment in Ghana, describing the move as a "great advancement of the human rights record of Ghana."

Politics

Parliamentary bid

Sosu was elected as the National Democratic Congress candidate for the Madina Constituency for the 2020 parliamentary Elections after getting 661 votes to beat his closest contender Sidii Abubakar, a former National Youth Organizer for the party, who polled 480 votes. Ibrahim Hussein Faila came third with 217 votes with Hajia Rukaya also getting only 16 votes. In November 2015, he lost narrowly in a similar primary against the then incumbent Amadu Bukari Sorogho. Sosu polled 1,486 votes as against the 1,738 votes polled by Sorogho who had been representing the constituency since 2005 but eventually lost to Abu-Bakar Saddique Boniface.

In the 2020 Elections, Sosu beat the incumbent member of parliament, Abu-Bakar Saddique Boniface the former Minister for Zongo and Inner City Development by getting 62,127 votes against his 46,985 votes to be declared member of parliament elect for the Madina Constituency.

Member of Parliament

Sosu was sworn in as Member of Parliament representing the Madina Constituency in the 8th Parliament of the 4th Republic of Ghana on 7 January 2021. He serves as a member on the Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee and the Appointments Committee of Parliament.

In July 2023, Sosu tabled and passed legislation to abolish capital punishment in Ghana, describing the move as a "great advancement of the human rights record of Ghana."

Sosu is married to Felicia Adwoa Konadu Sosu and together they have 4 children.

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