Politics of Tuesday, 31 January 2017
The #Vetting-gate bribery scandal in Parliament has thrown the spotlight on the Machiavellian nature of the leaderships of the two major parties in Ghana.
The scandal results from the perfidy of those who dominate the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), which has a large majority of the seats in the House, and the main opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), which forms the Minority in Parliament.
As things currently stand, there is only one person in Parliament who is honest, patriotic and brave enough to tell the world the whole truth and nothing but the truth about that shabby and scandalous vote-buying-in-Parliament-affair, and help unravel it.
Luckily, that MP is none other than the NPP’s champion of transparency and accountability, who has been busy exposing past high-level corruption from the Mahama-era since the NPP came to power on 7th January, 2017 – the member of Parliament for Assin Central, the one and only Hon Kennedy Adjapong.
The Hon Kennedy Adjapobg, who all Ghanaians know is incorruptible and an honourable and principled politician, who hates all forms of corruption – including the abominable crime of seeking to induce MPs to vote in a certain direction by offering them bribes – and has vowed to ensure that all those who engaged in high-level corruption during the days when President Mahama led Ghana, are prosecuted and jailed, must now tell us who the villain-in-chief-in-Parliament who gave money to get the Minority MPs to approve the Hon Boakye Agyarko’s appointment as Ghana’s new energy minister, is.
So, on behalf of the good people of Ghana, this blog will use a local parlance phrase to urge our nation’s”Hero-One” to expose the identity of the very corrupt MP who gave a total of GHc100, 000 to the Minority members on the Vetting Committee, to get them to approve the nomination of the Hon Boakye Agyarko as energy minister: “Kennedy Adjapong MP, over to you Joe Lartey! Ghana awaits your revelations on this outrageous attempt to corrupt Minority MPs on the Vetting Committe with bated breath. Saajewah – who born dog?
By Kofi Thompson