General News of Friday, 2 September 2016
Member of Parliament [MP] for Effutu, Hon Alex Afenyo-Markin has urged Right Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Martey to disclose the names of the politicians who approached him with money and other promises to keep his mouth shut.
Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, the outgoing Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana Reverend Professor Emmanuel Martey revealed that some politicians attempted to bribe him with $100,000 to prevent him from making negative comments on national issues.
Prof. Martey, who failed to mention whether the politicians were NDC or NPP members alleged that the politicians also promised to give him a mansion at Trasaaco and a V8 vehicle if he remained silent on national issues.
Speaking on UTV’s ‘Adekye Nsroma’ programme, Hon. Afenyo-Markin said “Politics is a very delicate area to be that happenings in a party or allegations against a party from the opposition camp cannot be taken for granted”.
Prof. Martey is a known critic of the governing Mahama-led administration. He has on several occasions attacked the NDC government on various national issues.