Cash for seat scandal: I can’t be intimidated – Ablakwa

General News of Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Source: mynewsgh.com

2018-02-07

Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, MP for North Tongu

Member of Parliament for North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has hit back following fallouts from controversial cash for seat saga.

He indicated that he is not one to be intimidated in the discharge of his constitutional duties expressing his readiness to appear before the Privileges Committee of Parliament if invited

According to him, the facts and the truth will always be on his side accusing the majority in parliament of pursuing a partisan interest by deliberately trying to massage the truth but said he is happy that proceedings were conducted in the full glare of the public making attempts to cover portions up laughable.

‘Ghanaians have always been discerning and know Founder Chairman Ambassador President Ashim Morton cannot take President Akufo-Addo’s place. More fundamentally; Ghanaians know it cannot be right, ethical, moral, legal nor conscionable to sell access to the President of Ghana to the highest bidder’, he wrote in a facebook post.

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Rather a farcical fatal tragedy that the Majority in Parliament could not suppress partisan interest in favour of their conscience and the national interest in the Cash for Seat Scandal.

Thankful to God, the proceedings of the Special Committee were conducted in the full glare of the public making today’s attempted cover-up in Parliament laughable and an exercise in futility.

Ghanaians have always been discerning and know Founder Chairman Ambassador President Ashim Morton cannot take President Akufo-Addo’s place. More fundamentally; Ghanaians know it cannot be right, ethical, moral, legal nor conscionable to sell access to the President of Ghana to the highest bidder.

Today’s charade which can only amount to a travesty in Parliament is a pathetic addition to the countless comedy of contradictions and conflicting accounts that Government has been engaged in since this scandal erupted.

I am not one to be intimidated in the discharge of my constitutional duties, therefore, I can’t wait to appear before the Privileges Committee or any other Committee as the Speaker may so direct considering that I am of the fullest conviction and the clearest of conscience that the facts and the truth are and have always been on our side.

Truth stands.

Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa

MP, North Tongu

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