Member of Parliament for the Bawku Central constituency, Mahama Ayariga, has said he won't be able to honour a court summons by the Office of the Special Prosecutor.
He has explained that because Parliament would be sitting on that day, he wouldn't be able to make it.
He further warned that any conduct by the Special Prosecutor (SP), which impedes or obstructs his right to Parliament on that day, would amount to contempt of Parliament.
Ayariga in a letter addressed to the Special Prosecutor (SP), Martin Amidu and dated Sunday, June 2, said he could not honor the Tuesday, June 4 summons and could only be present in court on any other day that did not coincide with Parliamentary sittings.
He said he was not enthused about abandoning his parliamentary duties to respond to what he described as an "inappropriately timed invitation".
Ayariga said he had sighted a letter to the Speaker of the Parliament, Mike Oquaye, and copied to himself, which requests that he be released for arraignment in court, however, he contends that the Speaker was not vested with the powers to release a sitting MP from sittings.
"My inability to honour your invitation is because Parliament is in session and will be sitting on that day Tuesday 4th June 2019," Ayariga stated in the letter.
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