A Heated debate is expected in parliament today as majority and minority members will battle over the impeachment of the president over the Ford expedition vehicle that was donated to the President John Dramani Mahama as a gift by the Burkinabe Contractor.
This follows a motion filed by the minority asking the speaker of parliament to recall members back to the house.
Meanwhile the majority caucus in parliament yesterday at a press conference described the minority petition in inviting members back to the house as a complete waste of time and the nation’s resource
Addressing the media yesterday the majority leader in parliament Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin blamed the minority for deliberately misleading Ghanaians in a created impression around the reasons for the recall of parliament slated for tomorrow 1st of September.
The speaker of parliament earlier this week in a letter called for an emergency sitting slated for Thursday but did not disclose the agenda for the recall.
Mr Bagbin noted that the recall of parliament has been occasioned by the minority in parliament invoking Article 112(3) of the 1992 constitution and order 38(1) of the standing orders of parliament. He said upon seen the motion submitted to the right honorable speaker, as the reason for the recall is disgusting and unnecessary.
Mr Bagbin who doubles as the MP for Nadowli Kaleo said the minority leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu’ denial in claiming he knows nothing about the letter submitted to the speaker as he claimed on a radio station is false, adding that the letter or motion which was submitted to the speaker was filed and signed by the minority Leader for and on Behalf of the minority caucus.
According to him, the recall of parliament by the minority is a strategy and a clear mischief in desperate attempts to throw as much dirt on the Good works of the president ahead of the December polls.
The Nadowli Kaleo MP condemned the conduct by the minority and described it as needless, waste of resources and the precious time of Members of parliament who ought to be engaged in their constituencies.
President Mahama has been under public scrutiny after news reports named him as having received a ford expedition car gift from a Burkinabe Contractor.
The contractor, Djibril Kanazoe, after news broke confirmed giving out the car as gift to Mr. Mahama, for which the President called to thank him.
Media reports have quoted Mr. Kanazoe as saying the gift was a purely friendly gesture and not a dubious token aimed at influencing the Mahama administration to reciprocate by giving him government contracts.
By: Yesmeen Abubakar Tetteh