Parliament Solicits Public Evidence Over Bagbin’s Bribery Claims

The Leadership of Parliament has asked the public to submit to the House information and evidence on the alleged bribery claims made by MP for Nadowli Kaleo, Alban Bagbin to aid investigation into the case.

The Majority Leader, Dr. Benjamin Kunbuor said this when he presented a preliminary statement on the leadership’s meeting over the matter on the Floor. He said the Leadership of the House has taken particular interest in the allegation and will take all appropriate steps to elicit the truth.

The Minority Leader and MP for Suame Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu said Parliament is the weakest link in the scheme of governance and that members should be mindful of their comments on the case in order not to play into the hands of persons who do not know the true operations of the House.

He therefore urged members to exercise restraint and avoid further pronouncements on the matter until Leadership hears from Mr. Bagbin who is currently out of the country.

MP for Nadowli-Kaleo, Alban Bagbin was alleged to have stated that MPs are Ghanaians and there is evidence that some MPs take bribes and come to the floor to articulate the views of their sponsors.