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NDC has no evidence to censure Ken Ofori-Atta, it’s just politics — Richard Ahiagba

NDC News Mr. Richard Ahiagba, NDC National Communications Director
NOV 19, 2022 LISTEN
Mr. Richard Ahiagba, NDC National Communications Director

The National Communications Director of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Richard Ahiagba has described the Minority’s allegations against Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta in the ongoing censure motion as baseless.

He indicated that the decision to push for the vote of censure by the NDC MPs was just to score check political points.

In two different tweets, seen by Modernghana News on Friday, November 18, the ruling party’s spokesperson expresses confidence that the 34-page submissions by the Finance Minister on Friday have made nonsense of the whole motion.

“The NDC reduced everything in their quest to censure [Ken Ofori-Atta] KOA, to politics. Zero evidence, just politics. Sadly, it's becoming a pattern with the NDC to reduce everything to politics. Recall the 2021 Election petition. Evidence wins,” he tweeted.

Mr. Ahiagba stressed, “It took only 34 pages of evidence...to dismantle the grand NDC agenda to misinform Ghanaians about the state of our economy. Now let's work together to serve the people.”

The committee had its third sitting on Friday, November 18 to hear the motion of censure filed against the Minister of Finance by the Minority Caucus in Parliament.

Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu and the Minority Spokesperson on Finance Cassiel Ato Forson at the first sitting of the ad hoc committee made several allegations including unlawful spending on the national cathedral from the contingency fund without Parliamentary approval.

In his defence, first on the allegation that he unlawfully spent some money on the national cathedral, he says they are false claims.

He indicated that the national cathedral is 100 per cent owned by the state and as such. payment made from the contingency vault was lawful.

“All the payments made for the national cathedral were lawfully done and from the contingency vault under the government obligations vault and not from the contingency fund as alleged by the proponents," he said.

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