The Minority Group has held a counter press conference to call on the Majority Group to support a motion which has been filed by the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu to impeach the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta.
According to the Minority Group at a press conference addressed by the Deputy Minority Whip, Ibrahim Ahmmed, if the Majority group really believe that the Finance Minister is not fit for the job as they have claimed in their press conference, then they should join the Minority in the impeachment process as the representative of the people and leave the President alone.
The Majority Group led by the Member of Parliament for Asante Akim South, Andy Appiah Kubi, held a press conference on the first day of Parliament’s resumption from a 3 and half month of recess, to call on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, to sack his Finance Minister, Ken Ofori- Atta and the Minister of State at the Presidency in Charge of Finance, Charles Adu Boahen over the worsening case of the economy.
Over 80 Members of Parliament belonging to the Governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) are said to have signed a document in support of the dismissal of the Finance Minister. However, the Minority Group is not too convinced the call by the Majority group is sincere.
According to the Deputy Minority Whip who addressed the press in Parliament on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, the Majority Group only had to make the call for the dismissal of the Finance Minister as face saving measure after the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu informed the Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu of his intention to file a motion for the impeachment of the Finance Minister.
He has therefore called on the Majority Group to show their sincerity by giving their full support to the impeachment motion by the Minority Leader because they are the representative of the people who have the power to remove any Minister through laid down Parliamentary processes with a vote of two thirds majority of the 275 Member Parliament.
This means that, the motion will need not less than 183 Members of Parliament to support it.
Story By: Clement Akoloh