Member of Parliament for Tamale North Alhassan Suhuyini says, the majority caucus in parliament may be granting the finance minister time to cover up his financial misdeed with their time waiver.
He alleged that President Akufo-Addo’s negotiations with the Majority Caucus is to buy the Finance Minister time to cover up alleged financial crimes.
President Akufo-Addo has asked for more time for Ken Ofori-Atta to conclude negotiations with the International Monetary Fund and Budget reading.
Speaking on Good Morning Ghana, Mr. Suhuyini said the majority members of Parliament calling for Ken Ofori-Atta’s sacking must be vigilant and not allow President Akufo-Addo deceive them to buy time for his cousin.
According to Alhassan Suhuyini the President and Mr. Ofori-Atta could engage on possible cover up hence the time extension being sought.
“If you’re willing to give him time to take us through IMF when all his previous decisions are suspect, then may be you are giving him time to cover up” he kept insisting
He says the Finance should not be trust to lead the country to a successful negotiation since he brought us this far.
“If we are here because he took bad decisions to bring us here, why should we trust his decision in IMF Negotiations? You should not be comfortable to allow him lead us into IMF.” He said.
Mr. Suhuyini cited conflict of interest allegations against the Finance Minister, Unconstitutional withdrawals from the Consolidated Fund, illegal payment of oil revenues into offshore accounts, in flagrant violation of Article 176 of the 1992 Constitution among others.
“You should not be giving him time to take the skeletons out of the cupboard… I know my colleagues on the majority side have endured him for too long but they must act on principle and not waiver. There are concerns within their party so they must fight Ken Ofori-Atta based on principles.” The Tamale North MP said.
“The majority must stay committed to rescuing this country. They must support the motion we in the majority have filed to censure the Finance Minister” he added.