NDC MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okujeto Ablakwa has blown the cover regarding his source of information as to where monies disbursed to the minority members on the Appointments Committee which was allegedly meant to induce them came from.
Ablakwa, a former deputy Minister for Education told journalists on the sidelines of Monday sitting of the Appointments Committee that it was some NPP MP that helped them to identify the source of the money they received from the Minority Chief Whip, Mohammed Mubarak-Muntaka.
“I can tell you on authority that there were some NPP MPs that helped us blow the alarm. They gave us the hint about where the money came from,” noted the calm looking Ablakwa.
When challenged to mention the names of those who helped him to identify the source of the money, he declined except to say that “when we appear before the Committee of Inquiry, those names will crop up.”
The Appointments Committee of Parliament was last Friday hit with a bribery scandal when Parliament was in the process of considering adopting the second report of the Committee.
MP for Bawku Central who blew the whistle told the public that some Minority members on the Committee were offered GH₵3,000.00 to soften their stance on the approval of Boakye Kyeremateng Agyarko who had been nominated by the President to head the Ministry of Energy, an allegation the Majority members on the committee considers frivolous and lacking merit.
Minority Chief Whip, Mohammed Mubarak-Muntaka who was accused by the by his own members for disbursing the said money has since come out to deny the allegation.
Chairman of the Appointments Committee, Joseph Osei Owusu whose image is at the center of the controversy has also denied the allegation and called for parliamentary probe into the issue.
The denial has compelled three NDC MPs including Mahama Ayariga, Alhassan Suhuyini and Samuel Okujeto Ablakwa to petition the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Prof. Aaron Michael Oquaye to launch full scale investigation into the alleged bribery scandal against the Appointments Committee.
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