Disregard Ayariga’s ‘frivolous and vexatious’ allegation – Parliament

Parliament has dismissed allegations made by Bawku MP that GHC3,000 was offered some NDC members on the Appointment Committee to unduly influence them to approve Energy minister, Boakye Agyarko.

The legislature in a statement released Saturday said, no member of the Committee was bribed by any of the nominees for ministerial positions in the Akufo-Addo government.

It said the claim put out in the public by the former Science and Technology Minister Friday is “frivolous and vexatious.”

“Parliament attaches a lot of importance to its constitutional duties and abhors practices that will not only affect its work but also bring the institution into disrepute. Therefore extreme care is taken and thorough background checks are made before chairpersons to the various committees are appointed. This is to ensure that the work they oversee are meticulously carried,” the statement said.

 

Read full statement below:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Parliament has noted with grave concern, allegations that the Leadership and Members of the Appointments Committee have been bribed by some of the President’s nominees to facilitate the recommendation of approval of their nomination as ministers to the House.

Parliament will like to state categorically and without any equivocation that these allegations are frivolous and vexatious, and should be discarded.

Parliament attaches a lot of importance to its constitutional duties and abhors practices that will not only affect its work but also bring the institution into disrepute. Therefore extreme care is taken and thorough background checks are made before chairpersons to the various committees are appointed. This is to ensure that the work they oversee are meticulously carried.

Parliament will therefore like to state that no such event has taken place and anybody having any information to the contrary must resort the laws of the land and take the appropriate action for redress.

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