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Bribery Allegation: Osei-Owusu claims are malicious

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Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has rubbished claims by the chairman of the Appointments Committee and First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joe Osei-Owusu, that he confessed that the allegation of bribery against the Committee was a frame-up.

Ablakwa, who described the claim as “malicious and cancerous fabrication”, vowed to go all out to let the truth in the bribery allegation against the Committee members prevail.

The bribery allegation has been rocking the committee since the Member of Parliament representing Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga, alleged that the Minister of Energy Boakye Agyarko attempted to bribe some members of the Appointments Committee to ease his approval as a minister.

However, Osei-Owusu had told the ad-hoc committee set up to investigate the allegation that he failed to press for proof or investigate the allegation because Mr Ablakwa told him the allegation was a frame-up.

He also said the minority, according to Ablakwa, Minority MPs were only trying to equalize the corruption allegations made by Mr Boakye Agyarko against former President John Mahama, saying he “confessed that they put that out as equalization”.

Ablakwa however said “the so-called confession attributed to me by Hon. Joe Osei-Owusu is nothing but a desperate, malicious and cancerous fabrication which would not be allowed to fester”.

According to him the claim by Osei-Owusu demonstrates his inconsistency with regards to the bribery allegation because the last time the Chairman made the same allegation, he hanged it around the neck of Mahama Ayariga.

“Let no one doubt my resolve and the extent I am willing to go to vindicate the truth in this matter,” he said.


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