- A former MP has disclosed he was sidelined when his former colleagues allegedly received inducements by Vodafone, a telecommunications company
- According to him, he was the only NPP MP who voted against the deal to sell Ghana Telecom to Vodafone
- He added that he was cut out of the deal because his colleagues feared him
A former member of Parliament (MP), P C Appiah Ofori, has disclosed how his former colleagues in Parliament cut him out of a bribe allegedly given by Vodafone, a telecommunications company.
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In a report by MyNewsGH.com, P.C Appiah Ofori, who once represented the people of the Esikuma-Odobin-Brakwa constituency, stated that some MPs feared he would reveal the details of the kickback.
According to him, some New Patriotic Party (NPP) lawmakers, as well as members of the Communications Committee of parliament, each received $5,000 to endorse the sale of Ghana Telecom to Vodafone, but he was denied his share.
He further stated that he was the only member of the then majority side who voted against it.
“They refused to give me my share of the bribe because they were scared I will blow their cover. It was an NDC MP who told me what they had received,” he revealed on Diamond FM in Tamale.
He added that he would never have accepted such an inducement coming from the Presidency through the then Chief of Staff, Kwadwo Mpiani.
The former MP thereafter petitioned the late Atta-Mills–led administration in the year 2009, to review the sale of Ghana Telecom.