The former Member Of Parliament for LA Dadekotopon Nii Amasah Namoale, is appealing to the general public to hult the accusations of two sitting MPs and a former Member Of Parliament for Asunafo North George Boakye, for their alleged involvement in visa fraud.
According to the former MP, and aspiring Presidential hopeful on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress, said, the embattled MPs have done no wrong hence the need to be spared. Jumping to their defence he said, the visas were issued to them on merit. ” why should an MP be blamed for the conduct of a consenting adult who decides to run away from the father on a trip” he quizzed.
The outspoken former Member of Parliament, again envisaged that, the MP can do little to save the situation. “This can happen to any Member of Parliament including the public”. He argued.
Advancing further, he questions the locus of the UK High Commissioner Jon Benjamin, to call for the revocation of diplomatic passport from MPs.
He argued that, the issuance of diplomatic passport which forms parts of immunities enjoyed by all MPs cannot be deprived.
Although he concedes that, the UK High Commissioner may have his reservation on the matter as well as the conduct of Ghanian MPs, he advised him to stop poking his nose into the affairs of the state. “Jon Benjamin should note that Ghana is a sovereign state and cannot take orders from him. That aside, the state can revoke his diplomacy” he stated.
Sounding quite emotional, he said, there are several scandals that have hit the members of the UK’s House Of Commons hence Mr Benjamin should refrain tagging Ghanaian MPs badly, since corrupt practices can be mentioned of his MPs in UK.
His comment came after the Speaker of Parliament Professor Aarone Mike Ocquaye, has assured of an independent body to look into the matter to save the image of parliament and Ghana at large.
Touching on the recently announced two hundred and twelve Metropolitan Municipal and District Chief Executive by the President, he entreated supporters of the NPP to rally behind the President’s nominees.
According to him, whoever that, the President has announced is competent for the job and must be allowed the chance to work. Adding that, broader consultations were made before those nominees were arrived at.
Too, Nii Amasah Namoale, appealed passionately to all assembly members essentially, the NDC side of the house, across all the 275 districts to endorse all the respective nominees for assembly business to commence.
Source/myxyzonline.com/93.1Mhz/Ibrahim Obeng Mensah.