MP Retracts Allegation Against Speaker, Pleads For Mercy

The Member of Parliament for Effiduase Asokore, Frank Boakye, has apologised to the Speaker of Parliament, Edward Doe Adjaho, for suggesting that he was corrupt.

mmediately after an emergency sitting last month over the acquisition of Merchant Bank by Fortiz, Mr Boakye told Joy News the Speaker was influenced to rule against a Minority’s push for a probe into Merchant Bank’s sale.

His assertion was condemned by his colleague legislators mainly from the Majority side.

When the house returned from recess, the Speaker expressed his indignation about the claims and referred the matter to Parliament’s Privileges Committee.

However, the leadership of the house appealed for clemency and pleaded with the Speaker to allow the leadership to handle the matter, which Doe Adjaho agreed. They were given two weeks to come out with their investigations into the matter.

But Joy FM’s parliamentary correspondent, Elton John Brobbey on Tuesday reported that Mr Frank Boakye apologised to the Speaker of the House and pleaded for mercy.

The Speaker accepted his apology in good faith.