Minority Calls for Independent Probe into Ford Gift Saga

    /    Aug 30, 2016   /     NewsBreak  /    Comments are closed  /    439 Views
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The Minority in Parliament is calling for a serious minded independent body to be instituted for a thorough investigation launched into the circumstances leading to a Ford gift presented by the Burkinabe Construction Magnate, Jabril Kanazoe to President John Mahama.

Following the disclosure by Edward Doe Adjaho’s summons to the MPs for a one week sitting beginning 1st September, there have been speculations that the Minority had requested the summons in order to initiate impeachment processes against President John Dramani Mahama.

Outspoken NPP Member of Parliament for Asante Bekwai who doubles as a Ranking Member of the Constitutional and Legal Team in parliament, Joseph Osei Wusu has said that there is no need for the minority to establish the facts before parliament reconvenes two days from today on the alleged ford gift saga.

Speaking on Day Break Kapital Tuesday, Lawyer Joseph Wusu said the reconvening is to consider and recommend an investigation into the ford gift presented to the president by the Burkinabe contractor Jabril Kanazoe.

Lawyer Joseph Osei Wusu told the Host of Day Break Kapital, Kombian Somtuaka that the Minority needs not to establish the facts as to whether the said gift was a bride or not before a recess is called.

“We don’t have to establish that, we have to allege that and provide the evidence so that the body responsible will then sit and determine” he said

Mr. Osei Wusu also wants all evidence surrounding the alleged bribe put before an independent body for investigations to confirm or otherwise circumstances surrounding the acceptance of the said gift to ascertain whether it breached the conduct of office for a public office holder like the president.

“So far the evidence we have are pieces, we don’t have all the details so the conclusions defer depending on which part of the political divide you belong …now we want all the facts and details to be put before a body that is non-partisan to examine and confirm whether the circumstance of the acceptance of the ford whether it breaches the conduct of public officers like the president” he stressed

Meanwhile, the legislature said he cannot tell when the investigations would be completed and appropriate actions taken because the time frame would be determined by the committee to be instituted by the Chief Justice.

The legislator however dismissed assertions that the NPP is only playing politics on equalization adding that the President’s pardon of the Montie 3 has nothing to do with parliament reconvening.

 

 Source: Samuel Mbura|kapital971.com

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