Don’t chcken out, we need you to remove Ofori-Atta – Minority Leader appeals to NPP MPs

“Admittedly, the Minority MPs, standing alone, may not achieve the two thirds number and so when the Majority said they will support us, it was comforting. If they chicken out, it will weaken Parliament, it will weaken oversight role of Parliament and the minister will run riot.”

The Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu has appealed to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Members of Parliament not to chicken out in their support for the Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta to be removed.

He said any move by the NPP lawmakers to rescind their quest to get Mr Ofori-Atta removed will hurt Ghana’s democracy by weakening the oversight role of Parliament.

Mr Iddrisu said he will be moving the motion for the censure of votes to be passed on Mr Ofori-Atta in Parliament on Thursday November 10.

Admittedly, he said, the National Democratic Congress Lawmakers do not have the required number, two thirds, to push their motion through hence, will need the support of the NPP MPs who earlier called for the sacking of Mr Ofori-Atta, to achieve that.

“I’m determined to move the motion of censure,” he said while speaking at the political dialogue series organized by Media General on Wednesday November 8.

He added “Admittedly, the Minority MPs, standing alone, may not achieve the two thirds number and so when the Majority said they will support us, it was comforting. If they chicken out, it will weaken Parliament, it will weaken oversight role of Parliament and the minister will run riot.”

He added “Anywhere in the world, Mr Ofori-Atta should have been gone by now, taking full responsibility for what has happened.”

Source: 3news.com|Ghana

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