General News Tue, 28 Jun 2016

NDC MPs will resist probe into Mahama's ford 'gift'

Deputy Majority Leader, Alfred Agbesi has shot down request by the New Patriotic Party for a parliamentary probe into circumstances under which John Dramani Mahama received a four-wheel vehicle as a gift from a Burkinabe contractor.

According to him, they will resist any attempt by the NPP to raise the issue on the floor of Parliament.

“I will say without any reservation at all that if that issue should be raised in Parliament, we on our side we shall resist with all the forces at our disposal,” he stated.

The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) had called for a parliamentary probe into all contracts awarded to the Burkinabe contractor, Djibril Kanazoe who gave the President a $100,000 Ford Expedition car gift.

Others parties including the Progressive Peoples Party and the Convention Peoples Party have after the exposé petitioned the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) to investigate the matter.

But speaking on Eyewitness News, Mr. Agbesi who is the National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP for Ashaiman is argued that such calls are unnecessary and a waste of time since the constitution stipulates how to go about such issues.

“It is a waste of time, it is unnecessary and uncalled for and we can’t sit down for such things to be done at our political development. The constitution for which we operate have made an elaborate provisions on how to take such actions against the President.”

“It is not a matter of them calling for a by-partisan committee to investigate this matter. The provision is there and they know what to do, they shouldn’t be playing to the gallery. We are not going to allow them to be playing to the gallery all the time. I think we have to tell them in the face,” he added.

Source: citifmonline.com
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