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11.12.2009 Politics

Minority in Parliament challenges President Mills and Pianim to name bribe givers

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Accra, Dec 11, GNA - The Minority in Parliament on Friday challenged both President John Atta Mills and Mr. Kwame Pianim to furnish the public with the identities of the persons involved in the alleged attempted bribery of the President.

They also called on the President to come out with measures put in place to arrest those people since it was criminal to attempt to bribe the highest personality of the country.

"The criminal code Act 29 clearly criminalizes both the giver and the taker of a bribe including attempted bribery...since the President and Mr Pianim have both failed to report the matter to the police, then they are both culpable".

This was contained in a statement signed by Mr. Frederick Opare Ansah, Minority Chief Whip.

The Minority further questioned why the President of the land could refuse bribe from people in the presence of a leading opposition member describing the issue as laughable and questionable.

"Would one be wrong in concluding that the episode involving an attempt to bribe a president in the presence of a frontline political opponent is either a set up or a farcical stage-managed event," the statement said.


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