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Autocratic Akufo-Addo planning to reduce NDC numbers in Parliament to pass E-levy – Haruna

The Minority in Parliament has criticised the Akufo-Addo government over the criminal charges slapped on the Member of Parliament Assin North, James Gyakye Quayson.

The Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu who spoke at a press conference in Accra on Thursday February 3, 2022  described the charge as “disgraceful tactics” by the government to reduce the number of seats being occupied by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Parliament in order to have their way to pass the E-levy.

“The caucus’ attention has just been drawn to some efforts and attempts by the Nana Akufo-Addo /Bawumia power drunk, autocratic regime resorts to intimidation and ominous desperate act to get the obnoxious insensitive E-levy before parliament passed,” he said.

“Having failed in many respect to get the loathe E-levy passed in the wake of popular national resistance led by the NDC gallant MPs of 137, the Nana Addo Dankwa government has now resorted to very crude and for all intents and purposes, democratically shameful, disgraceful tactics to attempt to reduce by all means possible necessary including foul, to reduce the numbers of NDC Minority of 137 hoping that that will aide their efforts to railroad their e-levy into law,” he said.

The Assin North MP Mr Gyakye Quayson has been charged with forgery, perjury and also deceiving a public officer and knowingly making a false declaration.

He is to be served in person and not through Parliament.

 

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