Minority leader calls for ‘full-scale investigations into bribery allegation’

Minority leader calls for ‘full-scale investigations into bribery allegation’

The Minority Leader Haruna Iddirsu has declared his support for full-scale investigation into claims of bribery that has rocked the work of the Appointments Committee of Parliament.

Breaking his silence on the matter on Monday, Mr Iddrisu said: “I will support a full-scale parliamentary enquiry which may be at parliament’s privileges committee.”

The Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga, had alleged that the Energy Minister sought to bribe members of the Appointment’s Committee during his vetting.

Speaking on Accra-based Radio Gold, the former Minister of Lands and Natural Resources said the monies were shared to them purposely to induce the committee members to approve Boakye Agyarko.

Explaining further, he said it was passed through the Minority Chief Whip, Alhaji Muntaka Mubarak, to induce the minority side of the vetting committee.

But Mr Mubarak has denied ever paying any money to the minority side in a bid to induce them. Speaking on Joy’s Newsfile Saturday, the Member of Parliament for Asawase swore by “Allah” that he never gave any money to Mr Ayariga.

 

Abu Mubarik/ Ghanadecides.com

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