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“I support full scale investigation into bribery allegation” – Haruna Iddrisu

Minority leader Haruna Iddrisu has indicated that he supports a full scale investigation into the bribery allegation against the appointments committee to establish the truth of the matter.

According to him, “I will support a full scale parliamentary enquiry which may be at parliament’s privileges committee”.

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Bawku Central Member of parliament, Mahama Ayariga, had earlier indicated on Accra-based Radio Gold that Mr Agyarko sent money to the minority side in an attempt to influence them.

The NDC Member of Parliament said they (the minority) received the money thinking it was sitting allowance for being part of the Appointments Committee only to be told it was coming from the minister designate.

He said they rejected the money and asked that the money be returned to him.

The Appointments Committee of Parliament resumed vetting of ministerial nominees on Monday January 30, 2017, amidst raging controversy that MPs were given monies to approve a nominee.
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Haruna Iddrisu speaking on the issue during the vetting of Monitoring and Evaluation Minister-designate Anthony Akoto Osei said, “I expect that the leadership of parliament will take up the matter and establish the truth and otherwise of what is being speculated around which is undermining the integrity and the work of this committee”.

Three members of parliament from the minority led by Mahama Ayariga have petitioned the Speaker of Parliament Mike Oquaye over an alleged bribery allegation against the Appointments Committee.

The other two are Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, the MP for North Tongu, and Alhassan Suhuyini, the MP for Tamale North.

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