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Politics of Saturday, 30 December 2017

Source: AdomOline.com

I weep for NDC in opposition – Obiri Boahen

Deputy General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), has asked the Minority in Parliament to desist from forcing the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, to resign following the release of what it said are “damning” revelations on the $2.25billion bond.

According to Lawyer Obiri Boahen, the Minority NDC have become so desperate to the extent of making hasty decisions without any concrete evidence.

“I always weep for the NDC in opposition. I can see desperation written all over their faces and are forced to make baseless accusations without any evidence” he said.

Nana Obiri Boahen’s comment is in reaction to Minority’s call on the Finance Minister to resign following the release of “damning” revelations on the $2.25billion bond.

The investigations by the anti-graft agency followed a complaint filed by National Democratic Congress (NDC) Ashanti Regional Youth Organiser, Yaw Brogya Gyenfi, alleging some breaches of the law in April this year.

The opposition lawmakers say the 141-page report by the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) established that some “criminality and irregularities” were committed by the Minister during the issuance of the bond.

Tamale North Member of Parliament (MP), Alhassan Suhuyini told Araba Koomson on Joy FM’s Midday News Friday, CHRAJ’s report has exonerated the position of the minority.

“If you clearly study the report, you will come to the conclusion that the findings exonerate our position when we talked about the breaches of some statutory regulations,” he said.

But speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosi Sen Friday, Lawyer Obiri Boahen believed the Finance Minister did nothing untoward during the issuance of government’s biggest bond.

According to him, the evidence provided by Mr. Brogya Genfi, a citizen who made the allegations, did not suggest that the Finance Minister enjoyed any benefits from the bond deals.

Mr. Obiri Boahen argued that most investigations are usually characterized by prejudices, which defeat the purpose of such investigations.

He however called on the minority to make CHRAJ’s report readily available for scrutiny before calling for his head.